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
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.