The best books of 2013?

What were the best books of 2013?  Or, to propose a second category, what were the best books you read during the last year (whether or not they were published in 2013)?  These can be in any genre or field.

The Berenstain Bears go Christian
Americans are still reading books
When TV goes literary
Religion replaces sex on the Banned Book list
About Gene Veith

I am a retired English professor and college administrator. I have written over 20 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.