ICPL Staff Top Picks for 2013: Fiction

by on December 18th, 2013
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Once again, Library staff were happy to share their favorite reads of 2013 for our annual ICPL Best of 2013.

Employees were asked to submit the titles they read and loved this year with all nominations divided into six categories: fiction, kids, young adult, mystery/science fiction, biography, and non-fiction. Any book that was nominated by more than one staff member made our 2013 Best of the Best list.

We’ll share our Best of the Best list on the last day of 2013. Until then, here are the Library’s top fiction books for 2013. Keep checking back to see what made the cut in our other categories.


  • The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy
  • The Twelve by Justin Cronin
  • Longbourn by Jo Baker
  • Orkney by Amy Sackville
  • Long Division by Kiese Laymon
  • The Hope Factory: A Novel by Lavanya Sankaran
  • The Wednesday Daughters: A Novel by Meg Waite Clayton
  • The Rosie Project: A Novel by Graeme Simsion
  • The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  • Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman
  • Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders
  • The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  • TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell
  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
  • The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Hauser

What was your favorite fiction read of 2013?

2 Responses to “ICPL Staff Top Picks for 2013: Fiction”

  1. Beth Hoffman says:

    I’m delighted and honored to see my novel “Looking for Me” on your Best Fiction Books of 2013 list. Thank you so much!

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