Peter's Top Ten of 2013
Separating what he personally reads and likes from what he buys for the shelves is no easy matter.
Finally, all, or at least 2013, is revealed.
(Did he actually read 10 books during 2013? - Ed.)
This year I got my first ever Dog. I am now hooked. This collection, if you enjoy Dogs and Poetry, even if not usually together, is for you.
Another fascinating study from Pollan on the means and meaning behind cooking and why we do it, and enjoy it.
This should be read, understood, and acted upon by everyone. But, if we were all to read it, the inevitable pitchfork wielding gangs in the street might get a tad disconcerting.
A melancholy, but thoughtful collection of stories. Even the most brief will have you pondering for hours. The unrevealed hinterlands of his milieu are sufficiently hinted at to have an uncomfortable clarity.
Lives of violence, despair, hope and tenderness. Rash has it all in his trademark brevity and clarity.
Not just for this, but for all that is Billy Collins.
Atkinson at her best. An odd examination of alternate realities. Or as they all fold in on them selves, just the one?
I had the pleasure of knowing Mardi Link, who became a friend, while she was going through the events portrayed here.
She is a strong, determined lady who is most definitely a 'bad ass'.
The small, and apparently weak can defeat the large and mighty.
We are Brilliant Books, and we operate and compete all over the United States. And we are tiny. So we liked this one.