Books of 2013

Books, right? I actually read a bunch of them this year! Mostly because I am in way too many book clubs. Anyway here are a few that actually came out in 2013 that I actually read that you should check out. No rankings because, like, let’s be real, this is not comprehensive at all.
I’ve also done “Best Articles of the Year,” “Best Albums of the Year,”  “Best Movies of the Year” and “Podcasts of the Year.”

Lost Girls, by Robert Kolker

Lost Girls, by Robert Kolker

True crime at its finest and most haunting. It’s about the still-unsolved serial killings of prostitutes on Long Island. Without a criminal, or even a solved case, this book focuses on the victims themselves, and the circumstances that got them to that beach on the island. Incredibly emotionally affecting, it will stay with you.

The Cuckoo's Calling, by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)

The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)

Look, JK Rowling can write. There are some things she can’t do, but that feeling you remember from Harry Potter, of absolutely having to find out what happens on the next page, the next paragraph, the next sentence – that’s all her. She can still do that. She also does amazing distinctive characters and rollicking mystery plots. I loved this.

Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon, Vol 1, by Matt Fraction and David Aja

Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon, Vol 1, by Matt Fraction and David Aja

Do you like graphic novels? Or comics? I usually don’t like ones about superheroes, which is probably why I really liked this one. It felt like it didn’t like superhero comics either, but that it liked this one guy, and his weird life, and the art is really really cool and makes the whole thing that much more fun.

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