Books Considered for 2013

This year, the Lake Oswego Reads Steering Committee read and reviewed more books than previously in order to select the title that is the best fit for Lake Oswego Reads...

Each book was considered according to the following guidelines:

• Available in paperback, audio and kindle/ebook formats
• Appropriate for high school ages and older
• Appeals to a wide range of readers
• Has not been a common book group choice
• Offers opportunities for special events that tie into the book
• Themes strengthen civic pride, foster discussion, and bring the community together through the common bond of reading

Books Read by the Steering Committee for 2013:

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan    
Invisible by Pete Hautman  
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Mudwoman by Joyce Carol Oates
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Running for My Life: One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan  to the Olympic Games
by Lopez Lomong       
Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron
The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson