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Best of 2013

Here you’ll find a collection of links to various ‘Best Books of 2013’ lists featuring titles we’ve published this year. This post will be updated regularly.

Kirkus Reviews: Best of 2013
(including Toni Jordan’s Nine Days, Herman Koch’s The Dinner, Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being, Ron Rash’s Nothing Gold Can Stay and Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project)

Amazon: Best Books of 2013
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being and Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project)

Publishers Weekly: Best Books of 2013
(including Liao Yiwu’s For a Song and a Hundred Songs and Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts)

Guardian: Writers and Critics on the Best Books of 2013
(including Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts and Niccolò Ammaniti’s Let the Games Begin)

Globe and Mail: The Globe 100 Guide to the Year’s Best Books
(including Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project and Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being)

Bookworld: Best Fiction Books of 2013
(including Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project)

Chapters Indigo: Best of the Year 2013
(including Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project and Herman Koch’s The Dinner)

London Evening Standard: Books of the Year 2013
(including J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus, Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts and Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being)

Stylist magazine: Cult Books of 2013
(including J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus)

Washington Post: Notable Fiction of 2013
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being, Don Rearden’s The Raven’s Gift and Elizabeth Harrower’s The Watch Tower)

Update Tuesday 26 November, 2013

New Zealand Listener: The 100 Best Books of 2013
(including Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project, Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing and Lloyd Jones’s A History of Silence)

Update Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Christian Science Monitor: 15 Best Fiction Books of 2013, 15 Best Non-fiction Books of 2013
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being and Liao Yiwu’s For a Song and a Hundred Songs)

Telegraph: Best Fiction Books of the Year
(including J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus)

Update Thursday 28 November, 2013

New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2013
(including Herman Koch’s The Dinner)

Good Housekeeping: Best Books 2013
(including Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project and Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being)

Marie Claire: The Best Books of 2013
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being)

New Zealand Listener: 50 Best Children’s Books 2013
(including Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s Marina, A. J. Betts' Zac & Mia and Maile Meloy’s The Apprentices)

Amazon Canada: Best Books of 2013
(including Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project, Herman Koch’s The Dinner and Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being)

Young Adult Library Services Association: 2013 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
(including David Levithan’s Every Day)

Chicago Public Library: Best of the Best 2013 Books for Great Kids
(including Rebecca Stead’s Liar & Spy)

Update Friday 29 November, 2013

The Times Literary Supplement: Books of the Year
(including Nicolas Rothwell’s Belomor, J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus and Robin Sloan’s Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore; Michael Dirda: ‘The year’s most welcome discovery was the inexpensive Text Classics line of major works of Australian literature.’)

Chicago Tribune: Printers Row Book Picks and Noteworthy Titles for 2013
(including Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts)

NPR: Our Guide to 2013’s Great Reads
(including Maile Meloy’s The Apprentices and Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being)

Popcrush: 10 Best Young Adult Books of 2013
(including David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing, #1 on the list)

Readings: Best Fiction and Non-fiction of 2013
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being, Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend and Lloyd Jones’s A History of Silence)

Update Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Readings: Best Crime Fiction of 2013 and Five Australian Short-Story Collections We Loved in 2013
(including Garry Disher’s Bitter Wash Road and Maria Takolander’s The Double (and Other Stories))

FT.com: Books of the Year
(including J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus)

Herald Scotland: The Books of 2013, Part One
(including Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing and Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being)

Independent: Fiction Books of the Year 2013 and Essay Collections of the Year 2013
(including J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus and Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts)

Star Tribune: Holiday Books
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being)

Chamber Four: Best Books of 2013, Part One
(including Simon Van Booy’s The Illusion of Separateness)

Irish Times: Authors' Books of the Year
(including Elizabeth Harrower’s The Watch Tower)

Update Thursday 5 December, 2013

Slate: The 21 Best Lines of 2013
(including David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing and Gabriel Roth’s The Unknowns)

Australian Book Review: Books of the Year (subscription only)
(including David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing, Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being, Garry Disher’s Bitter Wash Road, Kenneth Mackenzie’s The Young Desire It, Glenda Adams' Dancing on Coral, Nicolas Rothwell’s Belomor, Elizabeth Harrower’s The Watch Tower, Alyssa Brugman’s Alex As Well and Vikki Wakefield’s Friday Brown)

We Love This Book: The Best Books about Australia
(including Krissy Kneen’s Triptych and Peter Temple’s Truth)

Update Friday 6 December, 2013

The Millions: Dani Shapiro’s Year in Reading 2013
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being)

The Millions: Mark O’Connell’s Year in Reading 2013
(including Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts)

Oregonian: The Top Northwest Books of 2013
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being)

Update Monday 9 December, 2013

PWxyz (Publishers Weekly blog): Our Favorite Books We Read in 2013
(including Richard Holloway’s Leaving Alexandria)

Seattle Times: 31 of the best titles of 2013
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being)

Bookish: The Best Young Adult Books of 2013
(including David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing)

St Louis Post-Dispatch: Best Books 2013
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being)

Telegraph: 100 best books for Christmas
(including J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus)

Slate: The 10 Most Crucial Books of the Year
(including Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts)

Update Tuesday 10 December, 2013

About.com: Best Books of 2013
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being)

40 Forever: Top Ten Books of 2013
(including Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project)

The A.V. Club: Our Favorite Books of the Year
(including J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus)

Stylist: Best Books of 2013
(including Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project)

Scotsman: Scotland’s Writers Choose Their Best Books of 2013
(including David Vann’s Goat Mountain and Margaret Drabble’s The Pure Gold Baby)

The Wheeler Centre: Best Books 2013, Authors' Picks
(including Elizabeth Harrower’s Down in the City)

Update Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Atlantic: The Best Book I Read This Year
(including J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus)

Melbourne Writers Festival: Our Favourite Books of 2013
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being)

New Zealand Herald: Best Books of the Year
(including Garry Disher’s Bitter Wash Road, A. J. Betts' Zac & Mia and Kate Hendricks' The Accident)

Book Riot: The Best Books of 2013
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being and Simon Van Booy’s The Illusion of Separateness)

The Millions: Elizabeth Strout’s Year in Reading
(including Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend and The Story of a New Name)

Update Thursday 12 December, 2013

World Literature Today: Notable Translations 2013
(including Elena Ferrante’s The Story of a New Name, translated by Ann Goldstein, and Ismail Kadare’s The Fall of the Stone City, translated by John Hodgson)

Readings: The Best Book Covers of 2013
(including Elena Ferrante’s The Story of a New Name and Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

Conversational Reading: Steve Donoghue’s Favourite Reads of 2013
(including the Text Classics series)

Update Friday 13 December, 2013

Huffington Post Canada: Best Books 2013
(including Herman Koch’s The Dinner)

Hoopla: Best Xmas Books, Non-fiction
(including Clare Wright’s The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka)

Book Riot: Readers' Favourite Books of 2013
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being and Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project)

Popsugar: Our 2013 Must-Reads
(including Herman Koch’s The Dinner)

Update Monday 16 December, 2013

Observer: Best Fiction for Teenagers 2013
(including David Levithan’s Every Day)

Books to the Ceiling: Best Books of 2013
(including Charlie Lovett’s The Bookman’s Tale)

Herald Sun: Top 20 Books of 2013
(including Kenneth Mackenzie’s The Young Desire It, Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts and David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing)

The Millions: Tess Malone’s Year in Reading
(including Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists)

The Millions: Roxane Gay’s Year in Reading
(including Ben Schrank’s Love Is a Canoe)

Irish Times: Eileen Battersby’s Fiction of the Year
(including Murray Bail’s The Voyage and Elizabeth Harrower’s The Watch Tower)

Sydney Morning Herald / Age: A Year of Reading
(including Krissy Kneen’s Steeplechase, Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project, David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing, J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus, Marie Darrieussecq’s All the Way, Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, David Vann’s Goat Mountain, Toni Jordan’s Addition and Ben Schrank’s Love Is a Canoe)

The List: Top 13 books of 2013
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being and David Vann’s Goat Mountain)

Update Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Flavorwire: 15 Favorite Novels of 2013
(including Simon Van Booy’s The Illusion of Separateness)

Washington Post: 2013 Books Every Leader Should Read
(including Daniel H. Pink’s To Sell Is Human)

India TV: Best Non-fiction Books of 2013
(including Daniel H. Pink’s To Sell Is Human)

Wheeler Centre: Michael Williams' Picks for Best Books of 2013
(including Helen Trinca’s Madeleine, Vikki Wakefield’s Friday Brown, J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus, Toni Jordan’s Nine Days, Ramona Koval’s By the Book, Nicolas Rothwell’s Belomor, Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project, Geordie Williamson’s The Burning Library, Clare Wright’s The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, Kenneth Mackenzie’s The Young Desire It and Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

Wheeler Centre: Staff Picks for Best Books of 2013
(including Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project, Wayne Macauley’s The Cook and David Vann’s Goat Mountain)

Update Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Readings: Best Debut Novels of 2013
(including Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing and Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project)

Apple: iBooks Best of 2013
(including Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project)

Hypable: The Best Books of 2013
Link Text (including David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing)

Mother Jones: The Best Books of 2013
(including J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus)

The Millions: Dara Horn’s Year in Reading
(including Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk About Kevin)

Baltimore City Paper: 2013 Top Ten Non-fiction
(including Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts)

Los Angeles Public Library: Best of 2013
(including David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing, Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project and Elena Ferrante’s The Story of a New Name)

Update Thursday 19 December, 2013

Flavorwire: The 15 Best Book Covers of 2013
(including Herman Koch’s The Dinner)

L Magazine: The 15 Best Books of 2013
(including David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing, #1 on the list)

Stevereads: Worst Books of 2013
(including no Text titles)

Update Friday 20 December, 2013

New York Times: Janet Maslin’s 10 Favourite Books of 2013
(including Gabriel Roth’s The Unknowns)

The Millions: Ann Hood’s Year in Reading
(including Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend and The Story of a New Name)

Bookforum: Christian Lorentzen’s Best Novels of 2013
(including J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus)

The Hoopla: The Best Fiction Books for Summer
(including Garry Disher’s Bitter Wash Road)

Update Monday 23 December, 2013

Sandusky Register: The Best Books of 2013
(including Zane Lovitt’s The Midnight Promise)

Telegraph: The Best and Worst of 2013
(including Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts)

Telegraph: Books Review of the Year 2013
(including Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing)

New Yorker: James Woods' Favourite Books of 2013
(including Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend and The Story of a New Name)

Times Higher Education: Best Books of 2013
(including Richard Holloway’s Leaving Alexandria)

LA Times: David L. Ulin’s Best Books of 2013
(including Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being)

Metro: John Green’s Favourite YA Books of 2013
(including David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing)