Which books did we ladies love this year? There were a few that had us up all night waiting to see what’s in store. Here’s Women’s Book Club’s top 10 books of 2013. Drop a comment below and let us know what you though of these novels and if we are missing any!
10. Entwined with You by Sylvia Day
Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of more than a dozen award-winning novels translated into over three dozen languages. The worldwide phenomenon, The Crossfire Series that begun with Bound to You, continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts, and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires.
9. The Signature of All Things: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love. Her latest book, The Signature of All Things, is about a young 19th-century Philadelphia woman who becomes a world-renowned botanist. This book has rich characters and lovely story. The book recently made Oprah’s list of the best books of 2013.
8. Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman
The hit Netflix Series Orange is the New Black is based on this autobiography by Kerman. Kerman’s story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison-why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they’re there.
7. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Bee’s mother Bernadette disappears. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence – creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter’s role in an absurd world.
6. The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis
Bob Shacochis returns to occupied Haiti in The Woman Who Lost Her Soul before sweeping across time and continents to unravel tangled knots of romance, espionage, and vengeance. In riveting prose, Shacochis builds a complex and disturbing story about the coming of age of America in a pre-9/11 world.
5. Longbourn by Jo Baker
A brilliantly imagined, irresistible below-stairs answer to Pride and Prejudice: a story of the romance, intrigue and drama among the servants of the Bennet household, a triumphant tale of defying society’s expectations, and an illuminating glimpse of working-class lives in Regency England.
4. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
From the award-winning author of The Rehearsal comes a bold neo-Victorian murder mystery set in a remote gold-mining frontier town in nineteenth-century New Zealand, in which three unsolved crimes link the fates and fortunes of twelve men.
3. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
J.K. Rowling, of Harry Potter fame, is the real identity of Robert Galbraith. Her latest novel is a brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide. You may think you know detectives, but you’ve never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you’ve never seen them under an investigation like this.
2. Dark Witch: Book One of The Cousins ODwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love. It is the first book in the all new Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy.
1. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion