Olathe Public Library's Best Books of 2013!

These books were staff and patron favorites in 2013. Click the title to read more or place a hold. Looking for something else? check out OPL's Pinterest Page.

 

Favorites Read in 2013 
(published in 2013) 
 

 Title

 Genre

  Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Young Adult
  The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Fiction
  Calling Me Home by Julie Kliber Fiction
  The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms Fiction
  Starting Now: a Blossom Street Novel by Debbie Macomber Fiction
  Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming Mystery
  Graphic the Valley by Peter Brown Hoffmeister Fiction
  Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld Fiction
  Benediction by Kent Haruf Fiction
  The Son by Phillip Meyer Fiction
  Letters From Skye by Jessica Brockmole Fiction
  How the Light Gets In: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery by Louise Penny Mystery
  Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen Fiction
  The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes Fiction
  The Painted Girls by Cathy Buchanan Fiction
  Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Fiction
  The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks Fiction
  The Circle by Dave Eggers Fiction
  Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb Mystery
  The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb Fiction
  The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith Mystery
  Dust by Hugh Howey Sci Fi
  Starry Night: a Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber Fiction
  Stella Bain by Anita Shreve Fiction
  Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries by Peter Sims Nonfiction
  The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley Nonfiction
  David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell Nonfiction
  The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a 13-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida Nonfiction
  The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel Nonfiction
  The Tao of Martha: My Year of LIVING or Why I'm Never, Ever Getting All That Glitter Off the Dog by Jen Lancaster Nonficiton
  Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal by Melanie Warner Nonfiction
  Dead Mountain: The True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar Nonfiction
  This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral - Plus Plenty of Valet Parking! - in America's Gilded Capital by Mark Leibovich Nonfiction
  Pukka's Promise: the Quest for Longer Lived Dogs by Ted Kerasote Nonfiction
  Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey: The Offical Backstage Pass to the Set, the Actors and the Drama by Emma Rowley Nonficiton
  William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Dan Doescher Nonfiction
  Cooked: a Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan Nonficiton
  Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh Nonfiction
  Guns at Last Light: the War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 by Rick Atkinson Nonfiction
     

 Favorites Read in 2013 (not published in 2013)

 Title

 Genre

  East of Eden by John Steinbeck (1952) Fiction
  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818) Fiction
  Son by Lowis Lowry (2012) Young Adult
  On the Road by Jack Kerouac (1957) Fiction
  Me Before You by JoJo Moyes (2012) Fiction
  The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons (2011) Fiction
  Broken Harbour by Tana French (2012) Mystery
  Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (2004) Short Stories
  Jacob's List by Stephanie Grace Whitson (2007) Fiction
  Before I Forget by Leonard Pitts Jr. (2009) Fiction
  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (2012) Mystery
  Fall From Grace by Richard North Patterson (2012) Fiction
  The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton (2012) Fiction
  The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greeblatt (2011) Nonfiction
  The Tender Bar: a Memoir by J.R. Moehringer (2005) Biography