As the end of 2013 nears I feel it’s a good time to look back up on my year and share the bests. So I’m planning, if all goes well, the next four weeks to share what 2013 has blessed me with.

This week, I’ll share my best in books. Fiction only.

I’ve got five superstars for you. All are classics – because sometimes it’s important to stick with what’s old and known.

I didn’t know these books were great when I started them. I don’t think all classics are. But to my mind, these were the best of the best on my reading list this past year and if you haven’t read them yet, well, you should.

  1. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
  2. A Handful of Dust
  3. Nostromo – far better than Heart of Darkness
  4. U.S.A
  5. The Power and the Glory

If you’ve read something great I’d love for you to share. I’m always looking to expand my reading list (as if it’s not long enough). So please share.