This blog post is part of a series that the RT Editors will be taking part in during the month of December. Please check back all month long for each editor's installment!
With 2013 winding down, the RT editors thought December would be a good time to reflect on what each of us read this year and which books stuck with us long after we finished them. While this year's RT Awards winners won't be announced until our convention in May, we've decided to share our personal favorites of 2013, in no particular order. Today RT Assistant Web Editor DJ DeSmyter shares his top five favorites of this past year: