Best Books of 2012?

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Best Books of 2012?
Sun, 03-10-2013 - 3:43pm

Today I found this list:

Has anyone read of these 17 and if so what did you think?

No Animals We Could Name, Ted Sanders
The Beautiful Anthology
Seating Arrangements, Maggie Shipstead
Office Girl, Joe Meno
Sad Desk Salad, Jessica Grose
The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac, Kris D'Agostino
Tigers in Red Weather, Liza Klaussmann
We Only Know So Much, Elizabeth Crane
Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple
Wild Girls, Mary Stewart Atwell
Dora: a Headcase,Lidia Yuknavitch
Daniel Fights a Hurricane, Shane Jones
The Receptionist: an Education at The New Yorker, Janet Groth
My Heart Is an Idiot,Davy Rothbart
The Diviners, Libba Bray
Penelope, Rebecca Harrington
Girl Walks into a Bar, Rachel Dratch


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Sun, 03-10-2013 - 8:05pm

Haven't read any of them....


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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 4:49pm

I was going to say I hadn't heard of a one of them, but that's not true.

The Diviners by Libba Bray was also one of my favorite books last year. It's fun, breezy, mysterious YA historical fiction and the first in a series taking place in the 1920s in New York City. It's got whoo whoo elements, but it rises above a lot of its paranormal sisterhood. It's smart

And I've heard that Girl Walks Into a Bar by Rachel Dratch is good. 



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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 6:22pm

 I haven't read any of them. I have heard of The Diviners but I'm not usually a big fan of YA novels.