Best of the Best Book List

In the spirit of creating a year-end "Best of 2013" book list, The Daily Beast takes a different than usual approach.  Rather than just creating their own "best of" list, they also take 39 additional lists and tally up how many times a book was cited as being the year's best to give their readers a "ranked ultimate guide." Click here to read the full article and to view all the winners.

The Daily Beast gave us a ranked list of 10 fiction and 10 non-fiction books.  The ultimate winners are as follows:

Fiction: The Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders

Tenth of December: Stories
George Saunders, an undisputed master of the short story creates his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet.   The collection includes "Home," a story about a soldier's return home from war; "Victory Lap," about an abduction attempt; and the title story, in which a cancer patient on the verge of suicide ends up saving the life of a young misfit.

Non-Fiction: Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Book of Ages presents a portrait of Jane Franklin, Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister.  In addition, the novel presents a different account of the founding of the United States of America.

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