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This year was an exciting one for publishing, with new releases from best-selling powerhouses and thrilling debuts from first-time authors. USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg and Bob Minzesheimer were there to read, interview, review -- and now, guide you through the best books of the year.

Whether you're ticking off a holiday gift list or looking for a new personal favorite, these 10 best books of 2013 are sure to impress fiction and non-fiction lovers alike.

Book of the year: Our selection for book of the year is the glitzy, inescapable 'Great Gatsby.'

Year in review: Relive the biggest book news of the year with our 2013 roundup

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