BookLoons Recommended Reads 2013 by Hilary Williamson
Snow lies heavy on the ground. Winter has come, though I truly hope we don't have a Stark one ahead of us. Our fruit cakes are drizzled, cranberry breads baked, and we've already started nibbling rum balls from the holiday stash. We've agreed with friends on appropriate donations in lieu of unneeded gifts and anticipate many festive get-togethers in the weeks ahead.
My family has always loved to give and receive books for birthdays and holidays. I'm already piling up a bunch to wrap as gifts and for my own enjoyment during stolen moments in the eye of the seasonal storm. If books matter to you too, leaf through our recommendations of the best of 2013 below (limited to 3 per genre with some difficulty and a definite personal bias). These are mainly hardcovers - find great reads most likely published in paperback in 2013 in our Recommended Reads 2012.