Best Books of 2013

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s Top 10 books of 2013:

Fiction Selections:

AmericanahChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The FlamethrowersRachel Kushner
The GoldfinchDonna Tartt
Life After LifeKate Atkinson
Tenth of DecemberGeorge Saunders

Nonfiction Selections:

After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work AheadAlan S. Blinder
Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White HousePeter Baker
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged HospitalSheri Fink
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914Christopher Clark
WaveSonali Deraniyagala

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 2013

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 2013:

Winner: The Orphan Master’s SonAdam Johnson
Finalist: The Snow ChildEowyn Ivey
Finalist: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne FrankNathan Englander

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 2013:

Winner: Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New AmericaGilbert King
Finalist: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai UndercityKatherine Boo
Finalist: The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in NatureDavid George Haskell

Amazon’s Bestselling Books of 2013

Here are the top selling books on Amazon in 2013:

1. Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to LeadSheryl Sandberg
2. InfernoDan Brown
3. Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and PoliticsCharles Krauthammer
4. The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald
5. Killing JesusBill O’Reilly
6. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the AfterlifeEben Alexander
7. The Book ThiefMarkus Zusak
8. The 5 Love LanguagesGary Chapman
9. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling GiantsMalcolm Gladwell
10. And the Mountains EchoedKhaled Hosseini

Note: Only considering adult fiction and nonfiction titles.