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Friday, December 28, 2012

Compilation of Best Books of 2012 Lists

It is the season for lists of the best books published in 2012. There are at least a dozen sources for them. One of the sites I read weekly has done a compilation of the 'Best" lists. It is interesting and not what I might have chosen but many did so I thought you might find it interesting also. All are available at the library. See if you agree.

The Top Ten in Fiction

The winner with mention on 8 lists
#1 - Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

3 titles won mention on 7 lists
#2 - This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
#3 - Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
#4 - The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

4 titles won mention on 6 lists
#5 - Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
#6 - A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
#7 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
#8 - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

2 titles were mentioned on 5 lists
#9 - The Round House by Louise Erdrich
#10 - Dear Life by Alice Munro

The Top Ten in Nonfiction

The overall winner with mention on 9 different lists
#1 - Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

1 title was mentioned on 7 lists
#2 - Iron Curtain by Anne Applebaum

1 title was mentioned on 6 lists
#3 - The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro

2 titles were mentioned on 5 lists
#4 - Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon
#5 - Wild by Cheryl Strayed

5 titles were mentioned on 4 lists
#6 - Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
#7 - Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
#8 - People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry
#9 - Spillover by David Quammen
#10 - House of Stone by Anthony Shadid

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