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What was the best book you read and/or listened to in 2013? This is what you told us.

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Across the pond: an Englishman's view of America

Across the pond: an Englishman's view of America
by Eagleton, Terry
306.0973 EAG


 

The age of miracles: a novel

The age of miracles: a novel
by Walker, Karen Thompson
FICTION WAL


 

All the little live things

All the little live things
by Stegner, Wallace
FICTION STE


 

Americanah

Americanah
by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
FICTION ADI


 

And the mountains echoed

And the mountains echoed
by Hosseini, Khaled
FICTION HOS


 

Beautiful ruins: a novel

Beautiful ruins: a novel
by Walter, Jess
FICTION WAL


 

Beautiful ruins: a novel (audiobook)

Beautiful ruins: a novel (audiobook)
by Walter, Jess
LISTLIB DISC FICTION WALTER


 

Behind the scenes at the museum: a novel

Behind the scenes at the museum: a novel
by Atkinson, Kate
FICTION ATK


 

The bluest eye

The bluest eye
by Morrison, Toni
FIC MOR


 

Born of silence

Born of silence
by Kenyon, Sherrilyn
FICTION KEN


 

Brewster: a novel

Brewster: a novel
by Slouka, Mark
FICTION SLO


 

Bring up the bodies: a novel

Bring up the bodies: a novel
by Mantel, Hilary
FICTION MAN


 

Broken Harbor

Broken Harbor
by French, Tana
LISTLIB DISC MYSTERY FRENCH


 

Broken Harbor

Broken Harbor
by French, Tana
MYSTERY FRE


 

The cat's table

The cat's table
by Ondaatje, Michael
FICTION OND


 

The Circle (audiobook)

The Circle (audiobook)
by Eggers, Dave
LISTLIB DISC FICTION EGGERS


 

The Circle: a novel

The Circle: a novel
by Eggers, Dave
FICTION EGG


 

Cosmos

Cosmos
by Gombrowicz, Witold
FICTION GOM


 

The Cuckoo's Calling

The Cuckoo's Calling
by Galbraith (J. K. Rowling), Robert
MYSTERY GAL


 

East of Eden

East of Eden
by Steinbeck, John
FICTION STE


 

El alquimista

El alquimista
by Coelho, Paulo
460 COE


 

The elegance of the hedgehog

The elegance of the hedgehog
by Barberry, Muriel
FICTION BAR


 

The Eye of Go

The Eye of Go
by Rollins, James
FICTION ROL


 

Facing the wave: a journey in the wake of the tsunami

Facing the wave: a journey in the wake of the tsunami
by Ehrlich, Gretel
363.3494 EHR


 

Fifth life of the catwoman : a novel

Fifth life of the catwoman : a novel
by Dexter, Kathleen
FICTION DEX


 

Flight behavior: a novel

Flight behavior: a novel
by Kingsolver, Barbara
FICTION KIN


 

A game of thrones

A game of thrones
Series Title: Song of ice and fire
by Martin, George R. R.
PBC SCIENCE FICTION MAR


 

Garden spells

Garden spells
by Allen, Sarah Addison
FICTION ALL


 

Go the fuck to sleep

Go the fuck to sleep
by Mansbach, Adam
9781617750250


 

The goldfinch

The goldfinch
by Tartt, Donna
FICTION TAR


 

The golem and the jinni: a novel

The golem and the jinni: a novel
by Wecker, Helene
FICTION WEC


 

Gone girl: a novel

Gone girl: a novel
by Flynn, Gillian
MYSTERY FLY


 

Gone girl: a novel (audiobook)

Gone girl: a novel (audiobook)
by Flynn, Gillian
LISTLIB DISC MYSTERY FLYNN


 

Gone with the wind

Gone with the wind
by Mitchell, Margaret
FICTION MIT


 

The grapes of wrath

The grapes of wrath
by Steinbeck, John
FICTION STE


 

Gulp: adventures on the alimentary canal

Gulp: adventures on the alimentary canal
by Roach, Mary
612.3 ROA


 

Her: a memoir

Her: a memoir
by Parravani, Christa
BIO PARRAVANI


 

Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans: the foundations of Western Civilization (audiobook)

Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans: the foundations of Western Civilization (audiobook)
by Shutt, Timothy Baker
LISTLIB DISC 909.0982 SHU


 

The help

The help
by Stockett, Kathryn
FICTION STO


 

In her shoes: a novel

In her shoes: a novel
by Weiner, Jennifer
FICTION WEI


 

High tide in Tucson: essays from now or never

High tide in Tucson: essays from now or never
by Kingsolver, Barbara
814 KIN


 

The Holy Quran: English translation for Muslims first book

The Holy Quran: English translation for Muslims first book
by Alkharraz (tr), Saad Mohammad
297.122 QUR


 

The hot zone

The hot zone
by Preston, Richard
614.57 P92


 

Housekeeping

Housekeeping
by Robinson, Marilynne
PBC FICTION


 

 	The husband's secret

The husband's secret
by Moriarty, Liane
FICTION MOR


 

Jurassic Park: a novel

Jurassic Park: a novel
by Crichton, Michael
FICTION CRI


 

The kite runner

The kite runner
by Hosseini, Khaled
FICTION HOS


 

Kon-Tiki: across the Pacific by raft

Kon-Tiki: across the Pacific by raft
by Heyerdahl, Thor
910.9164 HEY


 

Kristin Lavransdatter

Kristin Lavransdatter
by Undset, Sigrid
FICTION UND


 

Kushiel's dart

Kushiel's dart
by Carey, Jacqueline
SCIENCE FICTION CAS


 

The lacuna: a novel

The lacuna: a novel
by Kingsolver, Barbara
FICTION KIN


 

The language of emotions

The language of emotions
by McLaren, Karla
152.4 MCL


 

The language of flowers: a novel

The language of flowers: a novel
by Diffenbaugh, Vanessa
FICTION DIF


 

The last Chinese chef

The last Chinese chef
by Mones, Nicole
FICTION MON


 

The last kiss goodbye: a novel

The last kiss goodbye: a novel
by Robards, Karen
FICTION ROB


 

The last lecture

The last lecture
by Pausch, Randy
BIO PAUSCH


 

The last suppers

The last suppers
by Davidson, Diane Mott
MYSTERY DAV


 

Les misérables

Les misérables
by Hugo, Victor
FICTION HUG


 

Life after life: a novel

Life after life: a novel
by Atkinson, Kate
FICTION ATK


 

Life of Pi: a novel

Life of Pi: a novel
by Martel, Yann
FICTION MAR


 

The light between oceans: a novel

The light between oceans: a novel
by Stedman, M. L.
FICTION STE


 

Light of the world: a Dave Robicheaux novel

Light of the world: a Dave Robicheaux novel
by Burke, James Lee
MYSTERY BUR #20


 

Lionel Asbo: state of England

Lionel Asbo: state of England
by Amis, Martin
FICTION AMI


 

Little Bee

Little Bee
by Cleave, Chris
FICTION CLE


 

Longbourn

Longbourn
by Baker, Jo
MYSTERY BAK


 

Lost memory of skin

Lost memory of skin
by Banks, Russell
FICTION BAN


 

The lowland: a novel

The lowland: a novel
by Lahiri, Jhumpa
FICTION LAH


 

A madness of angels, or, The resurrection of Matthew Swift

A madness of angels, or, The resurrection of Matthew Swift
Series Title: Matthew Swift
by Griffin, Kate
SCIENCE FICTION GRI #1


 

The magician king: a novel

The magician king: a novel
by Grossman, Lev
FICTION GRO


 

The magicians: a novel

The magicians: a novel
by Grossman, Lev
FICTION GRO


 

Man's search for meaning

Man's search for meaning
by Frankl, Viktor
150.195 FRA


 

Me before you

Me before you
by Moyes, Jojo
FICTION MOY


 

The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
by Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
FICTION DOY


 

Moby Dick, or, The white whale

Moby Dick, or, The white whale
by Melville, Herman
FICTION MEL


 

Montauk revisited: adventures in synchronicity

Montauk revisited: adventures in synchronicity
Series Title: Montauk
by Nichols, Preston B.
133.8 NIC


 

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore
by Sloan, Robin
FICTION SLO


 

Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker: a novel

Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker: a novel
by Chiaverini, Jennifer
FICTION CHI


 

The Neruda case

The Neruda case
by Ampuero, Roberto
MYSTERY AMP


 

Never go back: a Jack Reacher novel

Never go back: a Jack Reacher novel
by Child, Lee
FICTION CHI


 

The night circus: a novel

The night circus: a novel
by Morgenstern, Erin
FICTION MOR


 

Night film: a novel

Night film: a novel
by Pessl, Marisha
FICTION PES


 

Nineteen eighty-four: a novel

Nineteen eighty-four: a novel
by Orwell, George
FICTION ORW


 

NOS4A: a novel

NOS4A: a novel
by Hill, Joe
FICTION HIL


 

The ocean at the end of the lane

The ocean at the end of the lane
by Gaiman, Neil
SCIENCE FICTION GAI


Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge
by Strout, Elizabeth
FICTION STR


 

One hundred years of solitude

One hundred years of solitude
by García Márquez, Gabriel
FICTION GAR


 

In one person: a novel

In one person: a novel
by Irving, John
FICTION IRV


 

Oryx and Crake: a novel

Oryx and Crake: a novel
by Atwood, Margaret
SCIENCE FICTION


 

Outliers: the story of success

Outliers: the story of success
by Gladwell, Malcolm
302 GLA


 

Peace like a river

Peace like a river
by Enger, Leif
FICTION ENG


 

The pillars of the earth

The pillars of the earth
by Follett, Ken
FICTION FOL


 

Play it as it lays: a novel

Play it as it lays: a novel
by Didion, Joan
FICTION DID


 

The poisonwood bible: a novel

The poisonwood bible: a novel
by Kingsolver, Barbara
FICTION KIN


 

Ready player one

Ready player one
by Cline, Ernest
FICTION CLI


 

S.

S.
by Dorst, Doug
FICTION DOR


 

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: a novel

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: a novel
by Hoffman, Beth
FICTION HOF


 

Saving fish from drowning

Saving fish from drowning
by Tan, Amy
FICTION TAN


 

Sea of poppies

Sea of poppies
by Ghosh, Amitav
FICTION GHO


 

The sense of an ending

The sense of an ending
by Barnes, Julian
FICTION BAR


 

The signature of all things

The signature of all things
by Gilbert, Elizabeth
FICTION GIL


 

The storyteller: a novel

The storyteller: a novel
by Picoult, Jodi
FICTION PIC


 

Team of rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln

Team of rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln
by Goodwin, Doris Kearns
BIO LINCOLN


 

Tell the wolves I'm home: a novel

Tell the wolves I'm home: a novel
by Brunt, Carol Rifka
FICTION BRU


 

Turn of mind

Turn of mind
by LaPlante, Alice
FICTION LAP


 

The Urantia book

The Urantia book
by Urantia Foundation
299 URA


 

Waiting to be heard: a memoir

Waiting to be heard: a memoir
by Knox, Amanda
BIO KNOX


 

Watership Down

Watership Down
by Adams, Richard
FICTION ADA


 

Wave

Wave
by Deraniyagala, Sonali
BIO DERANIYAGALA


 

We are water: a novel

We are water: a novel
by Lamb, Wally
FICTION LAM


 

When the killing's done

When the killing's done
by Boyle, T. Coraghessan
FICTION BOY


 

Where'd you go, Bernadette: a novel

Where'd you go, Bernadette: a novel
by Semple, Maria
FICTION SEM


 

Wild comfort: the solace of nature

Wild comfort: the solace of nature
by Moore, Kathleen Dean
508 MOO


 

The wild trees: a story of passion and daring

The wild trees: a story of passion and daring
by Preston, Richard
585.5097 PRE


 

Wingshooters

Wingshooters
by Revoyr, Nina
FICTION REV


 

Woes of the true policeman

Woes of the true policeman
by Bolaño , Roberto
FICTION BOL


 

Written in red: a novel of the Others

Written in red: a novel of the Others
by Bishop, Anne
SCIENCE FICTION BIS


 

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
by Patañjali
181.452 PAT


 

Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek
by Kazantzakis, Nikos
FICTION KAZ


 

 

Teen

The archived

The archived
by Schwab, Victoria
YA FICTION SCH


 

Axe Cop. 1

Axe Cop. 1
by Nicolle, Malachai
YA GN FICTION NIC #1


 

Between shades of gray

Between shades of gray
by Sepetys, Ruta
YOUNG ADULT FICTION SEP


 

The book thief

The book thief
by Zusak, Markus
YOUNG ADULT FICTION ZUS


 

Cinder

Cinder
by Meyer, Marissa
YOUNG ADULT FICTION MEY #1


 

Divergent

Divergent
Series Title: Divergent
by Roth, Veronica



 

Fangirl

Fangirl
by Rowell, Rainbow
YA FICTION ROW


 

The graveyard book

The graveyard book
by Gaiman, Neil
YOUNG ADULT FICTION GAI


 

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
by Collins, Suzanne
YOUNG ADULT FICTION COL


 

 

Kids

Abominables

Abominables
by Ibbotson, Eva
J FICTION IBB


 

Avatar: the last airbender. [Vol. 1]

Avatar: the last airbender. [Vol. 1]
by Montsalvo-Lagos, Tomas
J GN FICTION AVA


 

Big machine

Big machine
by Wallace, Karen
J 624 WAL


 

The clockwork three

The clockwork three
by Kirby, Matthew
J FICTION KIR


 

Flora & Ulysses: the illuminated adventures

Flora & Ulysses: the illuminated adventures
by DiCamillo, Kate
J FICTION DIC


 

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows
by Rowling, J. K.
J FICTION ROW


 

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
by Rowling, J. K.
J FICTION ROW


 

James and the giant peach: a children's story

James and the giant peach: a children's story
by Dahl, Roald
J FICTION DAH


 

The jungle books

The jungle books
by Kipling, Rudyard
J FICTION KIP


 

Keeper of the lost cities

Keeper of the lost cities
by Messenger, Shannon
J FICTION MES


 

My sister Sif

My sister Sif
by Park, Ruth
J FICTION


 

Ranger's apprentice: the royal ranger

Ranger's apprentice: the royal ranger
Series Title: Ranger's Apprentice
by Flanagan, John
J FICTION FLA


 

Tallstar's revenge

Tallstar's revenge
Series Title: Warriors
by Hunter, Erin
J FICTION HUN


 

We are in a book!

We are in a book!
by Willems, Mo
JEASY WIL


 

The Wednesday wars

The Wednesday wars
by Schmidt, Gary D.
J FICTION


 

When you reach me

When you reach me
by Stead, Rebecca
J FICTION STE