Sunday, February 02, 2014

The Best of 2013: A Recap


For those of you who were interested to know what books etc. (mostly books, as it turns out--apparently we are a group who reads!) were chosen as the BEST from 2013 by Burbank Public Library's staff, A RECAP of all our blog posts, in the form of a list:

CHILDREN'S
Picture books:
The Brief Thief, by Michael Escoffier, illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo
The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

For older children:
About Average, by Andrew Clements
Twerp, by Mark Goldblatt
Beter Nate Than Ever, by Tim Federle

YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Realistic:
Eleanor & Park, and Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
Winger, by Andrew Smith
Reality Boy, by A. S. King
Picture Me Gone, by Meg Rosoff
Just One Day, and Just One Year, by Gayle Forman
The Dream Thieves, by Maggie Stiefvater
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman

Fantasy:
The Last Dragonslayer and The Song of the Quarkbeast, by Jasper Fforde
Reckless and Fearless, by Cornelia Funke
Finnikin of the Rock, Froi of the Exiles, Quintana of Charyn, by Melina Marchetta

Science Fiction:
Game Changer, by Margaret Peterson Haddix

ADULT FICTION
The Husband's Secret, by Liane Moriarty
The Circle, by Dave Eggers
The Round House, by Louise Erdrich

MYSTERIES
How the Light Gets In, by Louise Penny
The Ludwig Conspiracy, by Oliver Pötzsch
The Cuckoo's Calling, by Robert Galbraith, a.k.a. J. K. Rowling
A Serpent's Tooth, by Craig Johnson
Suspect, by Robert Crais
What Darkness Brings, by C. S. Harris

SPECULATIVE FICTION (SCI FI)
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination, edited by John Joseph Adams
Queen Victoria's Book of Spells, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
Vicious, by V. E. Schwab
London Falling, by Paul Cornell
The Human Division, by John Scalzi
Codex Born, by Jim C. Hines

GRAPHIC NOVELS
Boxers and Saints, by Gene Luen Yang

NONFICTION
A Street Cat Named Bob, by James Bowen
The Reason I Jump, by Naoki Higashida
Detroit City is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an America Metropolis, by Mark Binelli
Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, by Jon Wiederhorn
Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces, by Radley Balko

TELEVISION SERIES
Breaking Bad (62 episodes)

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