On Display: Best Books of 2013

Best Books of 2013Happy new year and welcome to the Bentley Library’s 5th annual best books display! This year we have consulted fifteen* best books lists to bring you the Best Books of 2013.

This is our biggest best books display yet, with more than 300 fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks.  Many of these titles are not only available on our shelves, but also in digital downloadable format from OverDrive.  Some of the critics’ most frequently selected books, such Kate Atkinson’s Life after Life and Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, can be read in hardcover, downloaded as an eBook or mp3 audiobook to a mobile device, or listened to on CD. We are certain we have something to interest everyone. Take a moment to stop by and see if something catches your eye, or browse the display on Pinterest to discover which best books lists each book was named to.  Visit the Reference Desk if you need help finding a book or would like to learn more about downloading eBooks from OverDrive.

*Sources consulted: Publishers Weekly, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Inc. Magazine (sales, entrepreneurs, inspirational business books), Forbes, strategy+business, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entertainment Weekly (fiction, nonfiction) and CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.