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The Loaded Bookshelf

I'm an Editor in book publishing. All opinions are my own.

Currently reading

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
John Berendt
American Rust
Philipp Meyer
The First Rumpole Omnibus
John Mortimer

Best of 2013 Non-fiction

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China - Paul French Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal - Mary Roach The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think - Brian Hare, Vanessa Woods People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo--and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up - Richard Lloyd Parry The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun - Gretchen Rubin

Continuing with my best-read books of 2013, here's the list of the non-fiction I admired or enjoyed most this year.  It seems that I leaned toward science writing and true crime, with the occasional memoir thrown in!


What was your favorite non-fiction read in 2013?