2013 Massachusetts Must-Reads

MassBook Must Read sealThe list of 2013 Massachusetts Must-Read titles has been announced! I’m looking forward to the fun Speed-Dating with Authors event at the Massachusetts Library Association’s Annual Conference on April 24th.

Read the full list of 2013 Must-Reads, including Poetry and Children’s/YA categories, at Massachusetts Center for the Book. Stay up to date with MassBook Award announcements by liking the Massachusetts Center for the Book on Facebook and following Twitter (@massbook).

The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro (Algonquin) Read my review
Cascade by Maryanne O’Hara (Viking)
Defending Jacob by William Landay (Delacorte) Read my review of the audio
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Ecco)
The Technologists by Matthew Pearl (Random House)
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone (Tor)

Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom by Stephen R. Platt (Knopf)
Brothers by George Howe Colt (Scribner)
The Choke Artist by David Yoo (Grand Central)
Clover Adams, A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life by Natalie Dykstra (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
In Pursuit of Giants by Matt Rigney (Viking)
To Free a Family by Sydney Nathans (Harvard UP)


10 thoughts on “2013 Massachusetts Must-Reads”

  1. Cascade is sooooooooooooo good — it really is a love letter to Massachusetts in many ways! I also enjoyed the Art Forger — very fun. I’m DYING to read The Song of Achilles — everyone has swooned over it.

  2. What a great list!

    It may be odd for those in Mass (on the flip side), to understand, but Atlantic Canadians have felt a strong affinity for “the Boston States” for generations. There are many, many family ties between Nova Scotia & Boston, so I’m happy to find this award list.

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