For the rest of the year, we're counting down our top ten favorite books of 2013, one a day, as voted on by the Darien librarians! Coming in at number 7: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. This book is on Jen's List of Wonderful for 2013, and when she first read it, she said: “Ursula in Life After Life has a unique gift. The gift of 'do-overs.' By manipulating the smallest details in her life she can change the course of her own life and the course of history. Haven't we all played woulda, coulda, shoulda? In Life After Life, Atkinson shows us how the smallest decisions in our lives have huge repercussions. I have to admit that I am rather angry at Kate Atkinson. Her book has wrecked me for everything that has come after it as far as reading goes. She is a genius and this is her masterpiece."
(Miss earlier installments of this list? Check out number 10, number 9, and number 8 and get your post-holiday reading lists ready!)