Monday, December 30, 2013

Books That Mattered 2013 and Year in Review

Here are the books, music, and movies I liked best in 2013. As in previous years, it is an eclectic collection of titles, so there is something here for many tastes in reading, listening, and viewing.

I wish you much great reading in 2014.

Recent Nonfiction

Birds of Paradise by Tim Laman and Edwin Scholes

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore

The Days Are Gods by Liz Stephens

The Dimaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream by Tom Clavin

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

I Don't Know: In Praise of Admitting Ignorance by Leah Hager Cohen

Vivian Maier: Street Photographer by Vivian Meyer

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Recent Fiction

Astray by Emma Donoghue

The Importance of Being Seven by Alexander McCall Smith

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Great Older Books

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer (2009)

The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey (1949)

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (2003)

Children's Books

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner

The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America's Largest Mammal by Sy Montgomery


The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

NPR Sound Treks: Birds

Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis by Robert M. Edsel

Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier

Film and Television


American Scream

Henry IV Part 1

Searching for Sugar Man


Chris Vallillo at Friday at the Ford

Minnesota Beatle Project

Time Ain't Got Nothin' on Me by Mark Dvorak

Readers Advisory

Are Books Your Brand? webinar

The Birders Kit: A Display for Integrated Advisory Service

Memoirs That Will Last

True Stories into the Hands of Readers

Library Matters

Collection Development & Community Expectations

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