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    What was the best book you read in 2013?

    For me, it would be "The Night Circus" by Erin Morganstern. I had to check to see when I read "The Historian", but that was the previous November.

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    Re: What was the best book you read in 2013?

    The Fall of the House of Dixie by Bruce Levine.

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    "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind," by Julian Jaynes

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    Re: What was the best book you read in 2013?

    I'm leaning towards The Shining by Stephen King
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    Re: What was the best book you read in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    For me, it would be "The Night Circus" by Erin Morganstern. I had to check to see when I read "The Historian", but that was the previous November.
    I read "Night Circus" in 2013 too but I'd have to place it just a notch below "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" by Michael Chabon.

    Honorable mention:

    "I Am the Messenger" - Markus Zusak
    "World War Z" - Max Brooks
    "John Dies at the End" - David Wong
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    Re: What was the best book you read in 2013?

    I can't really think of any book that really stood out that I have read recently. I have read a lot of good books but my favorite authors, but nothing that says "WOW".

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    Re: What was the best book you read in 2013?

    Probably "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn
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    Re: What was the best book you read in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfaithful View Post
    Probably "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn
    I've had 3 people now tell me to read that. Would it make for a good audiobook, or is it one you need to read the pages? My reading is about 50-50, with the time I spend commuting every day.
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    Re: What was the best book you read in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    I've had 3 people now tell me to read that. Would it make for a good audiobook, or is it one you need to read the pages? My reading is about 50-50, with the time I spend commuting every day.
    I can't think of why it wouldn't work as an audiobook, should be fine.
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    Re: What was the best book you read in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfaithful View Post
    I can't think of why it wouldn't work as an audiobook, should be fine.
    Most books work on audio. Ones that don't tend to be those with a high number of characters that pop in and out throughout, or that skip around quite a bit chronologically....or ones that I need a dictionary close by if I want to understand.
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    Re: What was the best book you read in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    I've had 3 people now tell me to read that. Would it make for a good audiobook, or is it one you need to read the pages? My reading is about 50-50, with the time I spend commuting every day.
    I listened to it as an audiobook. No problem at all.

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    Re: What was the best book you read in 2013?

    I didn't read any standouts, but I enjoyed 11/22/63 a whole lot. That was probably my most enjoyable reading experience of the year.
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    Re: What was the best book you read in 2013?

    One book I read this year that stood out for me was Evel, Leigh Montville's biography of Evel Knievel.

    I was really impressed. I might check out Montville's bio of Ted Williams next.

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    Re: What was the best book you read in 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaRed View Post
    One book I read this year that stood out for me was Evel, Leigh Montville's biography of Evel Knievel.

    I was really impressed. I might check out Montville's bio of Ted Williams next.
    His Bio on WIlliams is really good. I read it about a year or so ago.
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