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Birds Eye View: A Guided Tour to the World of Books - Feb. 7

Prescott's readers have chosen! The Peregrine Book Company has compiled the bestsellers of 2013 in 10 categories from what the apparently erudite readers of our little community were reading most in 2013.

Literary Fiction

Flight Behavior- Barbara Kingsolver

And The Mountains Echoed- Khaled Hosseini

Cloud Atlas- David Mitchell

Wolf Hall- Hillary Mantel

100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared- Jonas Jonasson

Language Of Flowers- Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Paris Wife- Paula Mclain

Life Of Pi- Yann Martel

Snow Child- Eowyn Ivey

Silver Star- Jeannette Walls


Brave New World- Aldous Huxley

Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald

To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee

Little Prince- Antoine de St. Exupery

1984- George Orwell

Young Adult

The Fault In Our Stars- John Green

Divergent- Veronica Roth

The Book Thief- Markus Zusak

Paper Towns- John Green

Looking For Alaska- John Green

Young Reader/Middle Grades

Wildwood- Colin Meloy

Wonder- RJ Palacio

House of Hades- Rick Riordan

Heroes of Olympus: Lost Hero- Rick Riordan

Getting Near To Baby- Audrey Couloumbis

Children's Books

The Story Of Ferdinand- Munro Leaf

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Favorite Words- Eric Carle

The Three Little Javelinas- Susan Lowell & Jim Harris

Oh, The Places You'll Go!- Dr. Seuss

Nature & Science

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope For A Future On Earth- Alan Weisman

The World According To Monsanto- Marie-Monique Robin

Way Of Natural History- Thomas Lowe Fleischner

David & Goliath- Malcolm Gladwell

When Women Were Birds- Terry Tempest Williams

Religion, Spirituality & Mythology

Proof Of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife- Eben Alexander

Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers- Anne Lamott

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom- Don Miguel Ruiz

Killing Jesus: A History- Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

Do Not Go Quietly: A Guide to Living Consciously and Aging Wisely for People Who Weren't Born Yesterday- George & Sedena Cappannelli

History & Biography

My Stroke Of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey- Jill Bolte Taylor

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban- Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail- Cheryl Strayed

Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II- Adam Makos & Larry Alexander

Guns, Germs & Steel: The Fates of Human Societies- Jared Diamond


The Avengers- Marvel

The Walking Dead- Image

Batman- DC Comics

The Green Lantern- DC Comics

Batman Incorporated- DC Comics

Graphic Novels

The Walking Dead, Volume 1- Robert Kirkman

Watchmen- Alan Moore

Bone #1: Out From Boneville- Jeff Smith

Blacksad- Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido

Walking Dead, Volume 2- Robert Kirkman


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