Greetings & happy new year!  Brain Pickings has put together some lists of the best books of 2013 — enjoy!

13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013:
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/12/02/best-psychology-philosophy-books-2013/

13 Best Science and Technology Books of 2013:
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/12/10/best-science-technology-books-2013/

13 Best Children’s, Illustrated, and Picture Books of 2013:
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/12/09/best-childrens-books-2013/

13 Best Art and Design Books of 2013:
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/12/05/best-art-design-books-2013/

2013’s Best Books on Writing and Creativity:
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/12/18/best-books-writing-creativity/

13 Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2013:
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/11/25/best-biographies-memoirs-and-history-books-of-2013/

2013’s Best Books of Photography:
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/12/17/best-photography-books-2013/

2013’s Best Books about Animals and Pets:
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/12/16/best-books-pets-animals/

2013’s Best Infographics:
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/10/08/best-american-infographics-david-byrne/

The 13 Best Books of 2013 — Overall List:
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/12/23/best-books-of-2013/