You voted, we counted, and in yesterday's edition of XTRA, we shared the results of our Readers' Choice Best Books of 2013 survey! While this year lacked a breakout hit the likes of last year's Gone Girl, it turns out that you guys agree with us on Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, which came in at #1 on your list, as well as ours. Coming in a very close second—with only one vote less—is Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.
Also making appearances on the list are mystery page-turners, stunning debuts and edge-of-your-seat thrillers, including Stephen King's Doctor Sleep and NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (King's son), which both received the same number of votes! See the Readers' Choice Top 15 Books of 2013. Did your favorite book make the list?
A big box of 10 books is on its way to one lucky voter, Amy from Illinois, whose favorite book is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (#9). A big thank you to everyone who voted—we look forward to helping you discover more great books in 2014!
We recently asked you to vote in our poll to let us know which book you're most looking forward to reading this summer. More than 650 of you responded, and the results have been tallied. Here are your top five picks:
#1: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini—14%
#2: Other (which included the likes of The Son, Life After Life and even The Great Gatsby!)—11%
#3: Inferno by Dan Brown—10%
#4: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman—8%
#5: The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan—7%
Wishing you happy reading all summer long—whatever books you're reading!
We want to know which book you're most looking forward to reading this summer—whether it's while lying on the beach, relaxing by a lake, hanging out on your back porch or nestled in your favorite reading chair. Vote now!