My husband is the BEST and likes to read books aloud to me. He's been wanting me to read Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles for quite a while, so when we caught up on our backlog of TV shows, he decided to read them to me. They were So. Good. Honestly, I'm pretty sure having someone read to you is one of the best ways to experience a book (Nathan does the voices, accents, and everything. I love it.), but I'm sure that reading it myself would have been awesome too. These books are HUGE... each one is like three standard novels... but even so, I was sad when each one ended. There's a third in the works, and I'm anxiously looking forward to it. If you like adventure or fantasy books, these are a great pick for you. However, I do need to give a couple disclaimers: both books have a good deal of swearing, and the second book has some uncomfortable-to-read sexual stuff. You've been warned. Again, I really loved these books, and I'd give The Name of the Wind the title of my favorite book of 2013.
The second non-fiction book I read was In on it, a book about supporting family and friends who have adopted or who are planning to. I have several friends who have/will adopt, so it was really nice to get some perspective and information on a subject I don't feel terribly educated about. Most of us don't realize how daunting the adoption process is! If you know someone who's going through the process of adoption, I'd recommend this one.
It was a pretty good reading year for me! I'm already about half way through a book right now, and I'm hoping to hit 15-20 books this year... but with a newborn making its entrance half way through the year, that may be lofty thinking ;) What have YOU been reading??