I’m linking up with Anne today to share the best books I read in 2013. Not all of them were published last year, but I read them then.
1. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes: This book is completely different than Me Before You by the same author, but both are incredible. The story revolves around a French painting: its artist, inspiration and owners through the decades. It might sound dull, but the stories intertwine and unfold in a way that keeps readers guessing. (As I write this, the Kindle version is on sale for $2.99!)
2. Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist: Beautiful memoir from a beautiful writer and person. (This one is also $2.99 for Kindle right now!)
3. Me Before You: A tearjerker, but one that makes you think. A good reminder that life is not black and white, and our most difficult choices happen in the shades of grey.
4. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown: Empowering, inspirational and honest. A must read for, well, everyone.
5. Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life by Gretchen Rubin: This would be a great New Year book since it revolves around resolutions. The way Rubin conceives and implements her resolutions is inspiring and nurturing.
What were your favorite books this year?
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