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 Post subject: The 3 best books you read in 2012
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:42 pm 
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The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson
Wunderkind, by Nikolai Grozni
Witches on the Road Tonight, by Sheri Holman

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The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler


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 Post subject: Re: The 3 best books you read in 2012
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I came in here to say The Orphan Master's Son. Do they have to be books that came out this year? I didn't read many new books, but I liked Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon. The Road and The Book Thief would round out my list if it's just books we happened to read this year, though.


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Does IQ84 count as three books?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:47 pm 
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Just three separate, actual books you read in 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: The 3 best books you read in 2012
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The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Remarque
Beloved by Toni Morrisson

Its hard to choose. I read a lot of nonfiction that was good, but its hard to quantify what information I learned was better than other information I learned, so I'll stick to novels.

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 Post subject: Re: The 3 best books you read in 2012
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You're so mean! Plus, it was originally three books!

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FootFace wrote:
Mine:

The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson
Wunderkind, by Nikolai Grozni
Witches on the Road Tonight, by Sheri Holman

Me too!

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For various reasons I haven't read nearly as much this year as I normally do, but my favourites were:
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
American Caesars by Nigel Hamilton
The Minotaur by Barbara Vine

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Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
And I'm breaking the rules because I read several series of books and can't pick a favorite from each series. So the Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin and the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson.

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 Post subject: Re: The 3 best books you read in 2012
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The End Of Mr Y by Scarlet Thomas
Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf


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i dont think any of these books came out in 2012 and some not even recently but my favorites that i read in 2012:

Hunting Eichmann-Neil Bascomb
-hunting nazi war criminals
Decade of the Wolf-Douglas Smith
-about the reintroduction of grey wolves into the Yellowstone ecosystem
Vegan for Life (for real i really enjoyed this book!)

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 Post subject: Re: The 3 best books you read in 2012
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Shy Mox, I love me some Ursula Leguin.
In that same vein, this year I finally read Octavia Butler's Xenogenisis trilogy. Older, but so good.


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Columbine-Dave Cullen
World War Z-Max Brooks
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage-Alfred Lansing

Honorable Mention:
Brideshead Revisited-Evelyn Waugh
The miniseries is a longtime favorite and I finally got around to reading the book this year. It's great! You can't help but read it in Jeremy Iron's voice.


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Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides

I'm embarrassed by how little I read this year. Im thinking of trying to finish something I started before midnight just so I can add one more to the grand total.

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I'm going to cheat and do my top 5:

Wild by Cheryl Strayed
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Green River Killer by Jeff Jensen and Jonathan Case
Letters by Kurt Vonnegut
Extrememely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer


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 Post subject: Re: The 3 best books you read in 2012
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Anathem by Neal Stephenson (I couldn't get into the Baroque Cycle at all so this was a relief that I was able to enjoy it!)
Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas
Chocolate Wars by Deborah Cadbury.

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elouise wrote:
I'm going to cheat and do my top 5:

Extrememely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer


i read this maybe a year or so ago and i think it scarred me. the image of the little boy thinking his dad was a jumper just got me everytime.

amazingly well written though.

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 Post subject: Re: The 3 best books you read in 2012
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It was a good year for reading for me, I wanted to read 52 books & I read 62, so narrowing it down to three was really hard.

River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze - Peter Hessler
Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power & a World Without Rape - Jaclyn Friedman & Jessica Valenti
Arrival City - Doug Sanders

Nebraskalaska Middlesex almost made it into my top three too & your post reminded me that I've been on the waiting list for Nothing To Envy at the library since January! I may just give in & buy it.

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 Post subject: Re: The 3 best books you read in 2012
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I had a hard time finding books i liked this year! But there were some really interesting ones too.
The Chronology of Water
Zazen
A Visit From the Goon Squad

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The best book I read this year was, hands down, Buffy: The Making of A Slayer.

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Columbine-Dave Cullen
World War Z-Max Brooks
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage-Alfred Lansing

Honorable Mention:
Brideshead Revisited-Evelyn Waugh
The miniseries is a longtime favorite and I finally got around to reading the book this year. It's great! You can't help but read it in Jeremy Iron's voice.


I'm reading Columbine right now. See?
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And I will always love Shackleton. (Speaking of whom, not really, have you read Huntford's The Last Place on Earth, about Amundsen and Scott?)

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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
Blood Dazzler by Patricia Smith

The top two have been on my to-read list forever.

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The best book I read this year was, hands down, Buffy: The Making of A Slayer.


Awww.

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your post reminded me that I've been on the waiting list for Nothing To Envy at the library since January! I may just give in & buy it.

I sold half my books when I moved but I kept that one so I recommend it as a worthy buy.

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