2013 was a great year for books. Everyone here had so many we enjoyed, so we thought we’d each share a list of some of our favorites. (None of them are books we agented, so these are unbiased picks!) It was difficult to narrow our lists down to just five each. We recommend you read them all and support your local bookstores!

Estelle’s Picks
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
The Disneylanders by Kate Abbott
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones

Emily’s Picks
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K. G. Campbell
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

Gordon’s Picks
Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir by Nicole J. Georges
The Facades by Eric Lundgren
Scratching the Ghost by Dexter L. Booth
Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Jen’s Picks
The Whole Golden World by Kristina Riggle
The Theory of Opposites by Allison Winn Scotch
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Cartwheel by Jennifer Dubois

John’s Picks
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
Gone Girl Sins & Needles by Karina Halle

Laura’s Picks
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Crepusculo by Stephenie Meyer

Laurie’s Picks
The Terrorists of Irustan by Louise Marley
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
Sherlockian by Graham Moore

Add them all to your TBR piles! What were your favorite books of 2013?