Year in Review: Best Books of 2012

I’m really excited to present my favorite books I read in 2012! Please keep in mind that this is from the books I read—not all of these books were published in 2012. They’re divided roughly by genre and are in no particular order.

If there is no link attached to a picture, it means that my review for this book hasn’t posted yet. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for these reviews.

Non-Fiction

 

Literary Fiction

 

Historical Fiction

 

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian

 

Contemporary Fiction

 

Mystery/Psychological Thriller

 

Teen/YA

Comments

  1. I’ve read 4 of those books and I’m totally engrossed in another one – The Art Forger – right now. I love all the best of lists!

  2. I’ve read 4 of those books and I’m totally engrossed in another one – The Art Forger – right now. I love all the best of lists!

  3. I’ve read 6 of your favorites :) I’m curious about a few and a few are totally new to me so I’ll have to check them out! Great list, thanks!

  4. I’ve read 6 of your favorites :) I’m curious about a few and a few are totally new to me so I’ll have to check them out! Great list, thanks!

  5. A bunch of these were favorites of mine as well, and I bought The Newlyweds in audio after reading your glowing review. I am anxious to get started with it since it ranked so high on your list! You’ve picked some great books here!

  6. A bunch of these were favorites of mine as well, and I bought The Newlyweds in audio after reading your glowing review. I am anxious to get started with it since it ranked so high on your list! You’ve picked some great books here!

  7. The Cranes Dance was on my list (and Ready Player One made my list last year). There are bunch here that I want to read, like The Art Forger and The Raven Boys.

    Happy New Year!

  8. The Cranes Dance was on my list (and Ready Player One made my list last year). There are bunch here that I want to read, like The Art Forger and The Raven Boys.

    Happy New Year!

  9. 6 of these are already on my WishList…thanks for the reminder! I’ve only read Gone Girl from your list, and it will definitely bee one of my best of 2012…a chain yanker, that one ;)

  10. 6 of these are already on my WishList…thanks for the reminder! I’ve only read Gone Girl from your list, and it will definitely bee one of my best of 2012…a chain yanker, that one ;)

  11. I love your end-of-the-year lists of best books. I’ve read a few on this list (4) and really enjoyed all of them. A couple are in my stack to read, and a couple more will go on my wish list. Thanks again. . .you’re the best! Happy New Year and Happy reading in 2013. (xo)

  12. I love your end-of-the-year lists of best books. I’ve read a few on this list (4) and really enjoyed all of them. A couple are in my stack to read, and a couple more will go on my wish list. Thanks again. . .you’re the best! Happy New Year and Happy reading in 2013. (xo)

  13. I love your variety!
    here is my wrap-up, with pies and charts: http://wordsandpeace.com/2013/01/03/year-of-reading-2012/

  14. I love your variety!
    here is my wrap-up, with pies and charts: http://wordsandpeace.com/2013/01/03/year-of-reading-2012/

  15. An impressively wide-ranging list! I really liked Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You too, but read it at the end of 2011. (I checked, because I was wondering why it didn’t make my list of faves.) I would like to read all of your other selections that I haven’t already read. I’m listening to Wolf Hall on audio, so may do Bring Up the Bodies the same way. Didn’t get bowled over by Gone Girl, but loved Ready Player One on audio!

  16. An impressively wide-ranging list! I really liked Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You too, but read it at the end of 2011. (I checked, because I was wondering why it didn’t make my list of faves.) I would like to read all of your other selections that I haven’t already read. I’m listening to Wolf Hall on audio, so may do Bring Up the Bodies the same way. Didn’t get bowled over by Gone Girl, but loved Ready Player One on audio!

  17. So pleased to see a number of my favorites from 2012 on your list as well. And the ones I haven’t read I’m adding to my TBR list! Loved The Dovekeepers and Song of Achilles.

  18. So pleased to see a number of my favorites from 2012 on your list as well. And the ones I haven’t read I’m adding to my TBR list! Loved The Dovekeepers and Song of Achilles.

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