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County librarians name favorite books of 2013

Librarians from Pierce County Library have selected their favorite books of 2013.

“They chose books that changed the way they see the world and captured their imaginations,” according to a library press release.

These books and others can be found in the library catalog, piercecountylibrary. org/library-catalog.htm.

BEST OF NONFICTION

“Lawrence in Arabia” by Scott Anderson

“The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel Brown

“One Summer” by Bill Bryson

“Saving Normal” by Allen Frances

“The Reason I Jump” by Naoki Higashida

“Salt, Sugar, Fat” by Michael Moss

“The Unwinding” by George Packer

“Cooked” by Michael Pollan

“Gulp” by Mary Roach

“Going Clear” by Lawrence Wright

BEST OF FICTION

“Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson

“Speaking from Among the Bones” by C. Alan Bradley

“Inferno” by Dan Brown

“The Final Cut” by Catherine Coulter

“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

“Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King

“The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri

“How the Light Gets In” by Louise Penny

“The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker

“The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer

BEST OF NORTHWEST AUTHORS

“The Mushroom Hunters” by Langdon Cook

“The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel Brown

“Sweet Thunder” by Ivan Doig

“Full-Rip 9.0” by Sandi Doughton

“The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving” by Jonathan Evison

“Songs of Willow Frost” by Jamie Ford

“Just One Evil Act” by Elizabeth George

“Hild” by Nicola Griffith

“Blood of Dragons” by Robin Hobb

“Second Watch” by J.A. Jance

BEST FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS

“Hide and Seek” by Taro Gomi

“How to Be a Cat” by Nikki McClure

“Red Hat” by Lita Judge

BEST FOR PRESCHOOLERS

“The Dark” by Lemony Snicket

“Have You Seen My New Blue Socks” by Eve Bunting

“Hello Hello” by Matthew Cordell

“Moo” by David Larochelle

“Open This Little Book” by Jesse Klausmeier

“The Silver Button” by Bob Graham

“Windblown” by Edouard Manceau

BEST FOR ELEMENTARY

“The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt

“Exclamation Mark” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

“Mr. Wuffles” by David Wiesner

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