Kicking off the evaluations of the best books of the year, Publishers Weekly releases its list in the upcoming issue, PW’s 101 Best Books of 2013, including lists of the top ten (featured on the cover is Hanya Yanagihara, author of The People in the Trees, RH/Doubleday).
Amazon could claim to have the first list, since they published their “Best Books of the Year So Far” in June, but we’ll go with this one as the first list for the full year.
We will track the lists as they arrive and create a spreadsheet of all the major picks.
PW’s Top Ten, 2013
The Good Lord Bird, James McBride, (Penguin/Riverhead); also a National Book Award Finalist
The Silence and the Roar, Nihad Sirees, (Other Press)
Sea of Hooks, Lindsay Hill, (McPherson & Co.)
The People in the Trees, Hanya Yanagihara, (RH/Doubleday; Dreamscape)
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra, (RH/Hogarth; Thorndike)
Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, (Nation Books; Blackstone)
Lost Girls, Robert Kolker, (Harper)
Miss Anne in Harlem, Carl Kaplan, (Harper)
Going Clear, Lawrence Wright, (RH/Knopf; RH Audio; BOT), also a National Book Award Finalist
Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward, (Macmillan/Bloomsbury; Thorndike)