Best Books of 2013 that I have read, reviewed and enjoyed.

Just to show how efficient I can be when I want to, here is a table of the baker’s dozen best reads of 2013 with links through to the reviews.  I have taken time to marginally adjust the scores out of 100.  I see that one publisher, Sandstone Press up in the north of Scotland, has two runners.  Well done Bob!  My top three, and six out of thirteen are American writers.  Let’s see how my massive reading programme for 2014 works out.

Pts

Author

Title

Publisher, etc.

95

Kingsolver, Barbara

The Poisonwood Bible

London: Faber and Faber, 1999

92

Sloan, Robin

Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore

London: Atlantic Books, 2013

90

Williams, John

Stoner

London: Vintage, 2012

88

Douglas-Home, Mark

The Woman who walked into the Sea

Dingwall: Sandstone Press, 2013

85

Catton, Eleanor

The Luminaries

London: Granta, 2013

85

Ford, Richard

Canada

London: Bloomsbury, 2012

85

Harris, Eve

The Marrying of Chani Kaufman

Dingwall: Sandstone Press, 2012

80

Barberry, Muriel

Une Gourmandise

Paris: Gallimard, 2000

80

Crace, Jim

Harvest

London: Picador, 2013

80

Ozeki, Ruth

A Tale for the Time Being

Edinburgh: Canongate, 2013

80

Palliser, Charles

Rustication

London: W W Norton, 2014

80

Pynchon, Thomas

Bleeding Edge

New York: Penguin Press, 2013

80

Shapiro, B A

The Art Forger

Chapel Hill NC: Algonquin Books, 2012

 A Happy New Year to all my readers.  I hope you will enjoy the travel in time and space that only books can afford.

Seasonally yours

Michael

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