Best Books 2013: SF/Fantasy

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The best sf/fantasy of 2013.

Best Books 2013: Mystery

The best mysteries of 2013.

Best Books 2013: Historical Fiction

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The best historical fiction of 2013.

Best Books 2013: Christian Fiction

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The best Christian fiction of 2013.

Best Books 2013: African American Fiction

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The best African American fiction of 2013.

Best Books 2013: YA Lit for Adults

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See all of LJ’s 2013 Bests Levithan, David. Two Boys Kissing. Knopf. ISBN 9780307931900. $16.99. Exes Craig and Henry are inspired to break the World Rec­ord for longest kiss. During the 32-hour vigil, Ryan and Avery meet at a gay prom, longtime boyfriends Neil and Peter chafe at the ties that bind, and depressed Cooper […]

Best Books 2013: Romance

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Romance is lovelier the second time around; catch these best of 2013 stories of triumph and love

Best Books 2012: More of the Best

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After LJ’s editors chose our Top Ten of the year, we still some had titles we felt strongly about. Here are 16 more can’t-miss books from 2012. Cain, Susan. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Crown. ISBN 9780307352149. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780307452207. PSYCH This book makes me want to […]

Best Books 2012: Young Adult Literature for Adults

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Every year, it feels more difficult to declare any group of books for teens to be the “best,” particularly when considering the appeal to an adult audience. Best for whom? Best at what? Nevertheless, in a field crowded with superlatives, these ten stand out. Whether through quality prose or the flawless execution of an ambitious […]

Best Books 2012: Thrillers

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By Jeff Ayers Barclay, Linwood. Trust Your Eyes. NAL: Penguin Group (USA). ISBN 9780451237903. $25.95; eISBN 9781101602713. Ray Kilbride cares for his schizophrenic brother, Thomas, who is obsessed with a computer program similar to Google Street View called Whirl360.com. When Thomas witnesses a murder online, the brothers uncover a deadly conspiracy. An exhilarating and breathtaking […]

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