HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 50 – Best Books of 2013

Episode 50 Best Books 2013

Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley bring back some of our favorite guests for our annual Best Books of 2013 discussion based on the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards.

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Best Books of 2013

Our guests this episode are Stephanie Hall, Kelli Smith and Megan Johnson. Open your ears for a funny and honest discussion about what new books we enjoyed this year and what we recommend – then share your thoughts with us!


Books mentioned

The 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards offer book recommendations in genre categories including fiction, mystery, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, romance, horror, memoir, history, nonfiction, food, humor, graphic novels, and young adult fiction.

Find many of these books at the library or place a request at

Your turn to talk

Continue the conversation about what new books you loved and recommend. Did you have a favorite author with a new book in 2013? Or did you discover something new and wonderful? Talk to us here on the blog, or on the library’s Goodreads group.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future topics please comment on our blog post or send us an email at

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. (She's the Community Connections Librarian!) She reads a new book every few days, but is enjoying the audiobook of "Empress of Forever" by Max Gladstone, the ebook "When We Were Magic" by Sarah Gailey and is eagerly awaiting John Scalzi's "The Last Emperox" in April!