Amazon Picks 2013 Best Books in Print

Amazon announced their "2013 Best Books of the Year: The Top 100 in Print" this past Thursday and the top spot goes to The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt!

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
In The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt gives us the story of Theo Decker, a young boy in New York City who miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art.

The top 10 books listed in Amazon's 2013 Best Books of the Year are:

  1. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  2. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  3. Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel
  4. Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
  5. Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story on the Alaska Frontier by Tom Kizzia
  6. Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scot Anderson
  7. Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders
  8. The Son by Philipp Meyer
  9. A House in the Sky: A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout
  10. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Want more? See the full list at's 2013 Best Book of the Year: The Top 100 in Print.

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