Op-Ed: Top 5 Atheist Books of 2013

2013 was a very good year for books and though narrowing them down to five is no easy task, it seemed only right to provide some must read material to start your new year off right.

Coming in at number 5 is An An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist by Richard Dawkins. This is Dawkins memoir and a window into his personal life and discovering what makes this man who he is, love him or hate him, this book will help you better understand what drives him.


Book number 4 is a big departure from most atheist, humanist or secular books as it is fiction. Kylie’s Heel by Susan K. Perry is an amazing story about a mother who overcomes tragedy and hardship all without relying on a god or religion. Picking herself up, dusting herself off and living her life. You can read a full review of this book here.

Written By: Dan Arel
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  1. Um. So I bought the recommended book, Crucifying America, and, yeah; for the “#1 atheist book of 2013,” it’s just not very good. Obviously self-published – or at least grossly under-edited – and suffering from overuse of vehement adjectives and porno-related metaphors, it is not a piece of writing I would mention in the same breath as Dawkins’ graceful prose or Boghossians’s forthright argumentation. It does, however, serve as a focused collection of the reasons Americans should be very afraid of the present alliance between right-wing billionaires and religious conservatives and an valid call to arms for liberals and freethinkers in the US. Not entirely a waste five bucks, but not something that will stay on my digital “shelf” for long.

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