The Best Books of 2013

See our editors' top 100 picks in print books and Kindle books, and discover our editors' picks for the best of 2013 in Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Cookbooks, Children's books, and more.

Amazon Editors' Top 20 Picks for the Best Books of 2013

We're happy to share with you our picks for the best books of the year.


Top 20 Customer Favorites of 2013


Editors' Picks by Category


Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Gifts for Grown-ups

See our editors' picks for the year's giftiest books--from fun reads that will entice even the most occasional reader, to flat-out gorgeous tomes designed to wow true bibliophiles.


Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Gifts for Kids

Looking for gift ideas? See the books our editors' picked for every kid on your list.


2013 Customer Favorites: Top 20 Most-Gifted books


2013 Best Books of the Year in Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


More About Amazon.com's Best Books of 2013

All year, Amazon.com's editorial team reads with an eye for the Best Books of the Month, plus the best books in popular categories like Cooking, Food & Wine, Literature & Fiction, Children's books, Mystery & Thrillers, Comics & Graphic Novels, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, the best books for teens, and more. We scour reviews and book news for tips on what the earliest readers have loved, share our own copies and tear through as many books as possible. Then we face off in a monthly Best Books meeting to champion the titles we think will resonate most with our readership.

In October, we collect all our favorites, look at upcoming 2013 works, and cast our ballots for the Best Books of the Year. The titles that made our lists are the keepers, the ones we couldn't forget. Many of our editorial picks for the best books are also customer favorites and bestsellers, but we love to spotlight the best books you might not otherwise have heard about, too.

The books included in Amazon's Best Books program are entirely editorial selections. We are committed to helping our customers find terrific gifts for booklovers and drawing more attention to exceptional authors. Our passion is for uniting readers of all ages and tastes with their next favorite reads.