Editors’ Picks

A Reading List for the New Year


Books we admire from 2013

Photo by Stewart Butterfield

By Bruce Falconer

January 14, 2014



Of the 27 books we reviewed in 2013, these six are particularly deserving of a spot on your nightstand:


schlosserCommand and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, By Eric Schlosser, Penguin, 632 pp., $36





sacksHallucinations, By Oliver Sacks, Knopf, 352 pp., $26.95






Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956, By Anne Applebaum, Doubleday, 608 pp., $35





jonesThe Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel that Defined the Renaissance, By Jonathan Jones, Knopf, 368 pp., $35





holmesFalling Upwards: How We Took to the Air, By Richard Holmes, Pantheon, 416 pp., $35





livioBrilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein—Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the UniverseBy Mario Livio, Simon & Schuster, 341 pp., $26





To see the rest of the books we reviewed last year, click here.

Bruce Falconer is the Scholar’s senior editor.

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