Friday, December 13, 2013

Best books of 2013

Best books of 2013 are not all 2013 releases. They are my favorites of the year in reading.

Fiction: Charming Billy by Alice McDermott, Benediction by Kent Haruf, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Thurston

Boston, mystery and suspense: Dennis Lehane's Live by Night, Any Given Day and A Drink Before War

Other mystery: One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson

Non-fiction: Farewell, Fred Voodoo by Amy Wilentz, Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario, Devil in the Grove:Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys and the Dawn of a New America, The Little Way of Ruthie Lemming by Rod Dreher

Baseball: Francona by Francona and Shaughnessy

Biography/Autobiography: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas and Summoned from the Margins by Lamin Sanneh

Theology: Playing God by Andy Crouch

Spiritual formation: Godric by Frederick Buechner

Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther by John Goldingay and The Gospel of John by F.D.Bruner