Here's a list of some of the books I read in 2013 and that had an impact on me, that I loved, that I will read again, or that became my favorites.
I'm sure there are other books I read, probably earlier in 2013 that I've forgotten. I'm sorry about that. I'm especially sorry about it if it's your book I forgot.
So apologies to the unmentioned book and applause to the books below (organized in no particular order...)--
Unexplained Fevers by Jeannine Hall Gailey
*****One of my favorite books from JHG!
Our Andromeda by Brenda Shaunnessey
****I'm in love with everything Brenda has written. Sadder poems compared to Human Dark with Sugar (another book I recommend), but incredible writing.
Vow by Rebecca Hazelton
****Discovered this book of poems this year and found a new poet I love.
Young Tambling by Kate Greenstreet
****Creative. Smart. Interesting. And physically a beautiful book by a talented poet.
Search For a Velvet-Lined Cape by Marjorie Manwaring
****I've always been a fan of Marjorie and was SO happy that she has a full collection of poems! What a smart poet, witty, entertaining, and interesting poems.
A Commonplace Book of Pie by Kate Lebo
****This book is sold in Whole Foods too. Pie, poetry, what's not to love. And another physically beautiful book you can give to non-poetry readers.
Pacific Walkers by Nance Van Winckel
****Nance is an amazing writer. Another great collection from her.
The Boss by Victoria Chang
***Have been a fan of Victoria's from the wayback. Happy to see this new book out with more great poems...
Burn This House by Kelly Davio
***Kelly's first book, though I'm sure there are many to come.
All The Odes by Pablo Neruda (HUGE book!)
***If you love Pablo, here's the book you need.
The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp
***Beautiful and sad, made me appreciate the details of my life.
Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
***Interesting ideas of why certain things catch on and others don't.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
****Smart book and recommend for the introverts of the world.
Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris
****Some people didn't like this book, but I felt it was David back to his old self after the talking animal book mishap. There is one story where he talked to a telemarketer that had me laughing hard.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
*** Good storytelling. And being made into a movie.
Again, apologies for all the books I forgot and didn't mention--
Feel free to leave me your favorites of 2013 in the comment section or mention any great book I forgot.
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