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Best books of 2013

It’s been a brilliant year for books, with the return of Donna Tartt, Bridget Jones and even J K Rowling, alongside some fresh new talent in the shape of NoViolet Bulawayo, Donal Ryan and Evie Wyld.

We’ve also seen some incredible memoirs: from game-changing women including peaceful protester Malala Yousafzai and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, to thought-provoking accounts from an autistic Japanese teenager and a woman who lost her entire family to the 2004 tsunami.

We’ve rounded up the best 30 books of 2013, so put these books on your Christmas list and get stuck into our end-of-year literary feast.

Words: Stacey Bartlett

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