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Best of 2013       View List as Printable PDF

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


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
It's been widely challenged for violence, glorification of witchcraft, and for having a main character who breaks rules and is insubordinate to his elders. My favorite part about this being a "banned" book is that,
if you read the book, it's really a story about the perseverance of love and friendship. Harry wouldn't be alive if it weren't for the love of his parents and he wouldn't have made it through the trials of the first
book without the aid of his loyal friends (and a little rule-breaking.) People who try to ban Harry Potter have obviously never read it or else they would know that they're trying to deprive the world of such
a wonderful and rich story.

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