Many Best Book of 2013 lists have been released. Brandon Sanderson’s three 2013 novels appeared all over the young adult lists, including in the New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2013 and winning an Audible Audience Favorite for Audiobook of the Year. Julie Berry’s All the Truth That’s In Me is a new YA historical mystery that has received outstanding reviews, including starred reviews from all of the major reviewing institutions, and making several year-end best of lists. Really, go down the page and look at those reviews, they are stunning. Laura Andersen’s alternative history of Tudor England is also receiving a strong reception. The film version of Ender’s Game is nearing the end of its domestic run, and although it is hard to sniff at $60 million in domestic receipts, it is seen as a disappointment. Yet the book continues to sell strongly. Mormon Artists is uploading a ton of interesting interviews. I also round up the reaction to last months’ New York Times article about fiction by Mormon authors. I will start working on my Mormon Literature Year in Review column this week. Please send me an email telling me your favorite books of the year, and what trends you see in the marketplace, to mormonlit AT gmail DOT com.
Best Books of 2013 lists
Brandon Sanderson, fresh of his Hugo victory, is raking up significant accolades for his three 2013 novels. Sanderson’s The Rithmatist was named one of the New York Times’ seven “Notable Children’s Books of 2013”. Continue reading