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13 Works Of Nonfiction And Memoir That We Loved In 2013. More books are being published than ever before — how can you possibly decide what to read? The listed titles are the works of nonfiction and memoir that BuzzFeed staff members and contributors couldn’t put down this year (in no particular order.) What are yours?

Sarah's Key: a story about a 10 yo girl who gets arrested with her family, but before she does she locks her younger brother in a cupboard thinking she will be back in a few hours to free him.

what happened to the doctor's daughter? you won't want to put this down until you find out!

In Sterling, New Hampshire, 17-year-old high school student Peter Houghton has endured years of verbal and physical abuse at the hands of classmates. His best friend, Josie Cormier, succumbed to peer pressure and now hangs out with the popular crowd that often instigates the harassment. One final incident of bullying sends Peter over the edge and leads him to commit an act of violence that forever changes the lives of Sterling’s residents.

Joi Picoult is one of my favorite authors, and this is one of my favorite books by her!

carl sagan - “Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”

The Book Thief is the story of Liesel Meminger. Liesel is almost ten when she ends up in Molching with Hans and Rosa Hubermann, her new foster parents. It is 1939. In Nazi Germany. Through their eyes we see Hitler and Nazi Germany; we experience the atrocities and the small kindnesses. Zusak’s story is mostly about everyday things: hunger, pettiness, laughter, hope, cruelty and kindness. Loved it.

Heaven is for Real, a 3 year old boy who went to Heaven and back. This book will give you the 'warm fuzzies' and leave you encouraged in your faith.