What is a "best book"?
Storytelling? Characterization? Prose? Depth? Innovation? Why are some books held up and proclaimed to be "the best," while others barely attract notice? WE PROBABLY CANNOT ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS. More writing is being published now than ever before in human history. No one could read every work of fiction published in 2013, so, for us, there are no "best books." There are only the books that mean something to you. The books you love. The titles below are the works of fiction that BuzzFeed staff members and contributors couldn't put down this year (in no particular order). What are yours?