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The Washington Post’s Top 10 Books of 2013

2013 is coming to an end, and that means that the powers that be in the book industry are putting together their lists of the top books of this year, just in time for the holiday shopping season! Last week I brought you the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2013, which had a number of great titles on it. Up to bat this week are not one but *two* of the Washington Post’s top 2013 book lists, the first of which being their list of the top 10 books of the year. The list contains five nonfiction and five fiction titles that reviewers and editors enjoyed, and thought that the rest of us would enjoy as well. Be sure to check them out after the jump, and keep an eye out tomorrow for the follow-up best books of 2013 post.


Book of Ages: The Life and Opinion of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore

Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol by Ann Dowsett Johnston

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

The Last Guns at Night: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 by Rick Atkinson

Thank You For Your Service by David Finkely


A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

How The Light Gets In by Louise Penny

The Son by Philipp Meyer

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud


4 thoughts on “The Washington Post’s Top 10 Books of 2013

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