“It has been said that The Carpenter is the Avett Brothers' album about death. Death is there in the first song, there in the last, and wheedling all in between. The brothers, actual and nominal, aren't the raggedy kids they were when they started out a decade ago; they've married, started families, settled down. The band's last record, 2009's I and Love and You, offered a tamer version of Seth and Scott Avett's splintered yawps and shredded banjo strings, and their live show has tempered as their catalog has filled out and fanbase expanded from regional devotees to national masses. It's tempting to peg the Avetts' story as one of a little-band-that-could selling out and smoothing over when a major label and bigger stages come calling, but I'm not sure it's that simple; for an act in it for the long haul, a certain rounding of the edges seems not only inevitable, but natural– healthy, even. Growing up is hard to do, but outright refusing can be trickier.” ( Pitchfork)
- Picture Book Selection: Catch That Cookie!
- Right Rose, Right Place by Peter Schneider
- Picture Book Selection: No Ordinary Family
- Picture Book Selection: Pumpkin Trouble!
- Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America by Charles Leerhsen
- The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century by David Reynolds
- The Sweetheart, by Angelina Mirabella
- Fiction From the Ages: Jackaby
- Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, by Eric Metaxas
- "The Perks of Being a Wall Flower" by Stephen Chbodky
- Emmy Rossum "Sentimental Journey" (2013)
- Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter by Cass R. Sunstein
- Picture Book Selection: Bears in the Bath
- Picture Book Selection: When the Wind Blows
- Picture Book Selection: I'm Bored