When the New York Times revealed its top ten books of 2012, my favorite was at the top, but none of the other nine were on my radar this year – only a month to catch up. Have you read any?
New York Times Best Books of 2012
- Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel – Man Booker Prize
- Building Stories by Chris Ware
- A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
- NW by Sadie Smith
- The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
- Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
- Far from the Tree by Edward Solomon
- The Passage of Power by Robert Caro
- The Patriarch by David Nasaw
- Why Does the World Exist by Jim Holt
The Huffington Post has a few alternatives for their top ten – among them:
- Swimming Home by Deborah Levy
- The Round House by Louis Erdrich – National Book Award Winner
- Dear Life by Alice Munro
- Billy Lynn’s Long Half Time Walk by Ben Fountain
- Beautiful Thing by Sonia Faleiro
- Review: Bring Up the Bodies
- NY Times 10 Best Books
- Best Books Of 2012? Seriously? (huffingtonpost.com)
They’re all on my radar but I haven’t read a one 🙂
If I only could read one, it would be Mantel’s.
I love it so far. I like the style of the writing and the surprise wit in it.
Great recommendation – thanks – I’ve got myself on my library wait list for it now.
I must confess, I haven’t read any of these, and I managed to finish 100 books so far this year (according to my goodreads list). Some of them are on my to-read list, though.
So many good books, so little time 🙂
I really loved A Land More Kind Than Home and Behind the Beautiful Forevers. They were excellent. Have you reviewed The Sisters Brothers? I would love to hear what you thought of it.
Have not read it yet, but it is on my to-do list. Thanks for the reminder. How did you like it?