Best Books 2013: Our pick of the lists

It’s that time of year when passionate readers and published writers (and critics) alike put together their lists of their favourite books of the year.

This week, we’ll be publishing the picks of the year from some of the writers we’ve worked with, and from Wheeler Centre staff. The first instalment will appear tomorrow - look out for it.

In the meantime, we’ve brought together some ‘Best Books 2013’ lists to set the scene, from sources as disparate as the New York Times and Melbourne’s own Readings.

Some of the books that are dominating 'best books' lists this year.

Some of the books that are dominating 'best books' lists this year.

The 10 Best Books of 2013: The New York Times

100 Notable Books of 2013: The New York Times

The staff of Readings have put together lists of their top ten books in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, crime fiction, young adult, and junior and middle fiction, as well as food and gardening and art and design.

The Slate Book Review Top 10 Books of 2013

The Guardian has produced top tens in the categories of fiction, science fiction, crime and thrillers, political books and music books.

Australian crime writer Angela Savage has shared her favourite crime books of 2013 over at the blog Pulp Curry.

The Washington Post has created lists of top ten books of the year, 100 notable works of fiction and non-fiction.

The Millions has produced a series titled ‘A Year in Reading’, featuring the personal picks of writers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Claire Messud and Sarah Waters.