Julia’s favourite books in 2013

As you may have heard… we’re into traditions around here!

This is the second year in a row that Erin and I have shared our favourite books from the year. You can read my five favourite books from 2013 in this post. (Erin’s favourites from 2012 can be found here, and her favourites from 2013 can be found here.)

It was way harder to pick my top five favourite books this year than last year! I had at least eight to choose from, and they were all amazing. At the end of the day, though, these are the ones I’ll be recommending over and over.

1. Our Daily Bread by Lauren Davis

Shocker. I adore this book, I adore the author, and everyone who’s ever read it does too. Definitely the best book I read in 2013. You can read our review on it here.

2. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

I picked this up at the library out of curiosity (we all know and love the 2004 Nicole Kidman movie) and I am so happy I did. What a witty, thrilling, page-turning satire! I really loved it. It kept me guessing the whole way through and offers apt reflections on women and families. This is a must read!

3. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

A lot of the girls thought this was fluffy, but I loved it whole-heartedly and have since recommended it to many. I bawled like a baby. Kristy’s review is here, and mine is here.

4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I hesitated to include this in my top five, but ultimately decided it belonged here simply because I read the book so fast – I couldn’t put it down. And I think it appeals to a huge audience – men and women alike. I gave it to my mom for Christmas and I know she’ll love it. Can’t wait for the Ben Affleck movie this year! Miranda’s review is here.

5. Why Men Lie by Linden MacIntyre

Another one of my favourite Canadian authors, who is also a CBC journalist (and doesn’t he have a great name?). This was the last in a trilogy, and the second, The Bishop’s Man, was extremely popular with the UBC girls. The whole trilogy is worth reading in my opinion. Loved it and can’t wait to see what he writes next.


About Julia Kent

Julia is an outgoing and energetic writer and food blogger from Halifax. Five years ago, Julia started The Unputdownable Book Club and her food blog, The Domestic Blonde. A graduate of Carleton University’s journalism program, Julia currently works in Ottawa in public relations. As a former broadcast journalist and with a background in musical theatre, she is a natural presenter. In her free time, she recipe-tests, reads, runs, hosts a podcast called Young PR Pros, watches bad television and plays competitive soccer. She’s addicted to Canadian Living and Chapters Indigo. Her favourite books include A Thousand Splendid Suns, Pride & Prejudice and The Book of Negroes. Twitter: @kentjulia
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