Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that I can find around the web in various media outlets.

From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to continue it. The previous posts for all the 2013 lists are here.

This time it’s Booklist Online Editors’ Choice: Adult Books, 2013.

  • Catching Cancer: The Quest for Its Viral & Bacterial Causes by Claudia Cornwall

  • In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America by Laurie Edwards
  • Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
  • Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker through the Wild Sierra Madre by Tim Gallagher
  • Radiation: What It Is, What You Need to Know by Robert Peter Gale and Eric Lax
  • Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe by Lee Smolin
  • Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience by Sally Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld
  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

I’m always looking for recommendations and notifications of book lists as they appear in various media outlets. If you see one that I haven’t covered, please let me know at jdupuis at yorku dot ca or in the comments.

I am picking up most of my lists from Largehearted Boy. The summary post for 2012 books is here and all the posts for 2012 can be found here.

And if you wish to support my humble list-making efforts, run on over to Amazon, take a look at Quiet or Steve Jobs or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or maybe even something else from the today’s list.

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