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Plumb Library Staff Top Ten Books for 2013

Here is our annual list.  Not much duplication this year, and the page’s selections put ours to shame.  Gail and Lisa lean toward sci-fi and fantasy, as usual.


1. Drowned Cities, by Paolo Bacigalupi

2. Code Name: Verity, by Elizabeth Wein

3. Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel

4. The Chaperone, by Laura Moriarty

5. Sandcastle Girls, by Chris Bohjalian

6. Dust Girl, by Sarah Zettel

7. And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini

8. The Looking Glass Wars, by Frank Beddor

9. Boxers and Saints, by Gene Luen Yang

10. The Last Policeman, by Ben Winters


1. The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, by Andrew Greer

2. A Treacherous Paradise, by Henning Mankell

3. The Girl You Left Behind, by Jojo Moyes

4. The Ghost Bride, by Yangsze Choo

5. The  Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell, by William Klaber

6. Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell

7. Amity and Sorrow, by Peggy Riley

8. Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard, by Sally Cabot

9. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by Therese Fowler

10. The Kings and Queens of Roam, by Daniel Wallace


1. Kinsey and Me, by Sue Grafton

2. The Art Forger, by Barbara Shapiro

3. The Book of Someday, by Dianne Dixon

4. The Rithamtist, by Brandon Sanderson

5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

6. Wonder, by RJ Palacio

7. The Valley of Amazement, by Amy Tan

8. Prisoner 88, by Leah Pileggi

9. Dodger, by Terry Pratchett

10. Twerp, by Mark Goldblatt

Emily (the Page)

1. The Screwtape Letter, by CS Lewis

2. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

3. Wonder, by RJ Palacio

4. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card

5. The Professor and the Madman, by Simon Winchester

6. Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe

7. Code Name: Verity, by Elizabeth Wein

8. Plunkitt of Tammany Hall, by William Riordan

9. Martyr’s Fire, by Sigmund Brouwer

10. Crankee Doodle, by Tom Angleberger


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