My favorite books of 2013

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.

the girl you left behind 2

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!)

bread and wine

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!)

me before you

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.

daring greatly

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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18 thoughts on “My favorite books of 2013

  1. I’m reading Bread and Wine right now–it’s excellent! I keep seeing the Girl You Left Behind on everyone’s list–definitely needing to add it my own.

  2. I love what you picked! (Well, obviously–I’ve done plenty of gushing about Brené Brown and Bread and Wine.) And this makes me even more excited to read The Girl You Left Behind.

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