2013 Best Books of the Year: Celebrity Picks

Even now that our many, many enthusiastic discussions have ended and our 2013 Best of the Year list is locked at 100, we're still thinking about the year in books. We can't help it; it's what we love -- reading books, writing about reading books, talking about reading books.

"What are you reading?" and "What books are you loving?" are default for us the way that "Hi!" and "How are you?" are for most folks. We know you, our fellow book junkies, are the same: always open to reading recommendations, intent not to miss a great book for lack of knowing about it.

So, we asked authors to name their favorite title published in 2013, and to recommend two other books from their shelves. 

Check out recommendations from:

Kate Atkinson
Kate Atkinson
David Baldacci
David Baldacci
Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain
Ree Drummond
Ree Drummond
Delia Ephron
Delia Ephron
Ina Garten
Ina Garten
Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert
John Green
John Green
Khaled Hosseini
Khaled Hosseini
John Irving
John Irving
Thomas Keller
Thomas Keller
Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe
George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin
Colum McCann
Colum McCann
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
Phillip Meyer
Phillip Meyer
Yotam Ottolenghi
Yotam Ottolenghi
Deb Perelman
Deb Perelman
Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan
Veronica Roth
Veronica Roth
George Saunders
George Saunders
Helene Wecker
Helene Wecker
Meg Wolitzer
Meg Wolitzer
Markus Zusak
Markus Zusak

Lists + Reviews

Best Books Literature + Fiction Nonfiction Kids + Young Adult Mystery, Thriller + Suspense Science Fiction + Fantasy Comics + Graphic Novels Romance Eating + Drinking

Authors

Interviews Guest Essays

News + Features

News Features

Editors

Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review

Feeds Facebook Twitter YouTube