Best Books of 2012

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Best Books of 2012
Fri, 01-11-2013 - 7:38am

Publishers Weekly

1- Building Stories by Chris Ware

2- Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

3- The Round House by Louise Erdrich

4- Happiness is a Chemical in the Brain by Lucia Perillo

5- The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle

6- Detroit City is the Place to Be by Mark Binelli

7- All We Know: Three Lives by Lisa Cohen

8- People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry

9- The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America by Bernard Bailyn

10- Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe by Anne Applebaum

Top 10 from The New York Times

1-  Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

2- Building Stories by Chris Ware

3- A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

4- NW by Zadie Smith

5- The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

6- Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

7- Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon

8- The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro

9- The Patriarch by David Nasaw

10- Why Does the World Exist by Jim Holt

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Tue, 01-15-2013 - 11:30am

I haven't heard of most of those either but I do have "Far from the Tree" on my Amazon wish-list, just waiting for me to buy it! Smile


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Sun, 01-13-2013 - 6:56am

I've heard of Bring up the Bodies and read some reviews on it.  But I'm  not familiar with the other books!

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Sat, 01-12-2013 - 2:12pm

 I've heard good things about The Yellow Birds but I haven't read any of them either.



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Fri, 01-11-2013 - 7:50am

Don't think I have heard of any of