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Best books of 2012: A top ten list

This week’s top ten list was a tough one (as hosted by The Broke and The Bookish). Last week, I listed my favorite new authors I discovered in 2012. I didn’t want to have two identical lists in a row, so it took some effort to make sure there was little overlap (only Tell the Wolves I’m Home made it on both lists, it’s that good – go read it). I generally try to include books I’ve blogged about, however, as I only started this blog in July, half of 2012 isn’t covered. And it was a good half.

I love lists, but they are incredibly subjective. What one person loves, another may hate. For example, three books I’ve seen floating around on a few lists (Defending Jacob, Sweet Tooth, and NW), I really didn’t care for. I’m curious to see the other lists out there (and hoping I don’t read anything fantastic between now and the end of the year).

So, without further rambling on my part, here are ten of my favorite books (naturally, I also think they’re the best) published in 2012. For once, I’m including a couple of nonfiction as well. For those of you who are not regular readers of the review portion of my blog, I love food and a couple of beautiful cookbooks got thrown in as well…

In no particular order (except the top two are my favorites):

1. A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

2. The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

3. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

4. Almost Never by Daniel Sada

5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

6. Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk by Ben Fountain

7. The Truth of All Things by Kieran Shields

8. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

9. La Tartine Gourmande: Recipes for an Inspired Life by Beatrice Peltre

10. The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods by Sara and Hugh Forte

Favorite book of 2012? Please share, I have no desire for my TBR list to ever be manageable.

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