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!
The wait is nearly over, readers. Next week, we'll begin revealing our list of the 50 best books of 2013. With so many stellar options to choose from, it was tough narrowing them down to just 50. We're pleased with the list, though, and think it contains a few unexpected surprises.
You have until December 9 to cast your vote, and we'll be sharing the results in the December 17 edition of our XTRA newsletter.
And get this: When you vote, you'll automatically be entered to win 10 (yes, 10!) books in the genre of your choice, handpicked by the editors of BookPage. So, what are you waiting for? Vote now!