Emily Giffin’s favorite fiction books of 2013

Author Emily Giffin still snuck in time to read this year, despite being a busy mom and writing her sixth novel. Photo Credit: Emmanuelle Choussy
Author Emily Giffin still snuck in time to read this year, despite being a busy mom and writing her sixth novel.
Photo Credit: Emmanuelle Choussy

International best-selling author Emily Giffin knows a thing or two about what makes a good page-turner. Her first book, “Something Borrowed” was made into a movie starring Kate Hudson and Gennifer Goodwin, and her subsequent five novels have been lauded both here and abroad. Giffin, whose seventh novel, “The One and Only” comes out in May 2014, shares with us her favorite fiction books of the year.

“A Silent Wife” by A. S.A. Harrison
“It’s a gripping, intelligent thriller about a marriage on the verge of collapse and a woman at her breaking point. It’s gorgeously written and impossible to put down. A sad footnote: the author passed away just before the book’s publication.”

“Sisterland” by Curtis Sittenfeld
“‘Sisterland’ is a moving and complex emotional study of twin sisters born with mild ESP. Curtis Sittenfeld is one of my favorite authors. As a mother of identical twins, I found this story especially fascinating.”

“The Ocean At The End Of The Lane” by Neil Gaiman
“This story is a beautiful but bewitching fairytale of magic and memory. The novel is very unlike my usual reads, but my sister convinced me to give it a chance. She was right – it’s hauntingly delicious.”

“The Yonahlossee Riding Camp For Girls” by Anton DiSclanfani
“I have always been drawn to coming of age stories, and this novel is a true gem among them. Set during the Depression at an equestrian boarding school, DiSclanfani’s debut is that rare combination of understated elegance and explosive drama.”

“Wonder” by R.J. Palacio
“‘Wonder’ is an already classic story about a 10-year-old boy who was born with extreme facial anomalies. I read it aloud to my three children, and it touched us all profoundly. It’s hands-down not only my favorite book of the year, but also of all time – right up there with ‘To Kill A Mockingbird.’”

 


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