My Year in Books with Recommendations by category

Of the books I read in 2013, I reviewed 14 books on At the top was Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants.  Closely followed by Rose Tremian’s Trepass and JT Twissel’s Flipka – two very different genres. (Interestingly the two books I am reading now are by Follett and Tremian). The longest book I tackled was nonfiction: Truman by  D. McCullough, which really gave me an appreciation of the quiet president from Missouri.


Here are my recommendations by category.

  •  Nonfiction:Truman by  D. McCullough
  • Historical: Fall of Giants and Winter of World by Follett, K
  • Mystery: Flipka, by JT Twissel
  • Literary: Trepass, by Rose Tremain  (I think I like her Music and Silence even better)
  • Most Enjoyable:  a tie between The Language of Flowers by V. Diffenbach, and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by H Simons.
  •  Honorable mention: Angel Makers by J. Gregson and Molokai by Alan Brennert.


See my reviews of these and others on Goodreads.  Here is the link to my all time list of favorites:


You might be saying, “Hey, only one of these were published in 2013 (Flipka).”   What can I tell you?  I’ll never catch up with my “to-read” list, but you know what?  Books never grow old. Please SHARE YOUR FAVORITES by commenting below.  Here’s to making 2014 another great year of reading!