Top Book Lists of 2012

Below is a link compilation of Top Book Lists of 2012 by various websites and reviewers.

Publishers Weekly Best Books 2012


The What To Read Awards: Top 10 Books of 2012

James Wood’s Books of the Year

i09’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2012

  • 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
  • The Long Earth, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (Harper)
  • Intrusion, by Ken Macleod (Orbit)
  • Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson (Grove)

Seattle Times’ 25 Best Books of 2012

  • In The Kingdom of Men, by Kim Barnes
  • Running the Rift, by Naomi Bnaron
  • The Chemistry of Tears, by Peter Carey
  • The Way the World Works, by Nicholson Baker

Goodreads Choice Awards

  • Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Amazon’s Best Sellers of 2012

  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • Fifty Shades Freed
  • The Hunger Games
  • StrengthsFinder 2.0

The New York Times 2012 Best Sellers

  • Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
  • Killing Kennedy, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
  • Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
  • One Shot, by Lee Child

The New Yorker’s Best Books of 2012

  • The Constant Heart, by Craig Nova
  • Major/Minor, by Alba Arikha
  • Dictionary of American Regional English

Barnes and Nobles Best Books of 2012

  • This is How You Lose Her, by Junot Diaz
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo
  • The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

Salon’s Ultimate Book Guide: 54 Authors Recommend their Favorite Books

Edit: More top lists!

Flavorwire’s The 10 Best Debut Novels of 2012

  • The Yellow Birds, by Kevin Powers
  • Tell the Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan
  • Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson

The Books that Made the Most “Best of 2012” Book Lists

  • Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain
  • Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel

My favorite list has got to be i09’s.

Got any more links to add? Which list is your favorite? Leave a comment below.


Author: Dar @ thebookexperience

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