Time for Lists

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 Prize184872618
  • 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

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