Anyone picking up a blank Kindle this year is running headlong into the paradox of choice. The device stocks 23 million titles and counting, ranging from War & Peace to algorithmically generated self-help books -- and unlike iPhone apps, people have been making writing these things for hundreds of years. Where to start? How to even make a dent in it all? Our suggestion: start with 2013, which turned into a surprisingly good year for fiction readers. In the last 12 months, we've seen post-apocalyptic tribes, hit-and-run dystopias, and an appropriately paranoid turn through the startup scene. If nothing else, it should get your recommendations off on the right foot.

This year we've picked out some of the very best apps, games, books, and downloads for your new devices. Dig into our top selections for Android apps, Android games, iPhone apps, iPad apps, iOS games, Windows Phone apps, Kindle books, Mac and PC.