Thursday, January 24, 2013

2012 Best Books List Digest (From Other Sources)

I am always curious about what other people are reading. So I researched numerous sources of "best books of 2012," and although some of my 2012 favorites were on many of those lists, most were not. There were a number of books not on my list that kept popping up on other best of lists. Being the eternal, nieve optimist, I assume they must be good! So here's are the top 19:

Running The Rift, by Naomi Benaron 

People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman, by Richard Lloyd Parry

The Casual Vacancy, by J.K. Rowling

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan

The Passage of Power, by Robert A. Caro

The Round House, by Louise Erdrich

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, by Katherine Boo

The Yellow Birds, by Kevin Powers

Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple

The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman

The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker 

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty, by Joshilyn Jackson 

The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller

In the Shadow of the Banyan, by Vaddey Ratner 

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain

Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver

Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948, by Madeleine Albright

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir, by Jenny Lawson

Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2), by Hilary Mantel 

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