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Our 13 Favorite Books of 2013

Before we start thinking about our favorite books we’ve read this year (so far), we thought we’d take a look back at our favorite books we read in 2013.


persuasion1. Persuasion, by Jane Austen

There is nothing quite as delightful as vanishing into Jane Austen’s world. Better yet if you read with a cup of tea. Persuasion was Austen’s final completed novel. A bit more biting and scathing, perhaps, than her earlier works, it features Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth as star-crossed lovers who hurt each other a great deal before eventually realizing they were meant to be together.

“She hoped to be wise and reasonable in time; but alas! alas! she must confess to herself that she was not wise yet.” —Jane Austen


Manhunt2. Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad, by Peter L. Bergen

This captivating page-turner about the decade-long hunt for Osama Bin Laden is one of the most gripping books I’ve ever read. Written by journalist Peter Bergen, the book takes you inside various intelligence agencies, the White House Situation Room, and military bases, and along the dusty streets of Pakistan.

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