The Books of 2012

The Night CircusSo many books, so little time—part six.

My son started keeping a reading list in third grade, so I did too. This is the sixth year we’ve done this.

My favorite book of 2012 was probably The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It will make a gorgeous movie if the right director get ahold of it.

I also loved The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender, and Wonder, a young adult book by R.J. Palacio.

I’ve also been trying to read chick lit, and chicklet lit (young adult) more regularly because I’m hoping to take a stab at that genre myself when I have a little more time. I’m thinking this might help explain why there are so few male authors on my list.

Anyway, I’d love to hear about other people’s favorite books this year.

Overbite Cabot Meg
Declaring Spinsterhood Brezel Jamie Lynn
Plum Wine Davis-Gardner Angela
The Last Time I Saw You Berg Elizabeth
Abandon Cabot Meg
Treachery in Death Robb J.D.
Summer Rental Andrews Mary Kay
Love Mercy Fowler Earlene
Moby-Duck Hohn Donovan
Red-Hook Road Waldman Ayelet
Another Thing to Fall Lippman Laura
Hissy Fit Andrews Mary Kay
The Hunger Games Collins Suzanne
Dirty Blonde Scottoline Lisa
The God of Small Things Roy Arundhati
By a Spider’s Thread Lippman Laura
A Turn in the Road Macomber Debbie
Living the Creative Life Freeman-Zachery Rice
Twilight Whispers Delinsky Barbara
If You Ask Me White Betty
The White Album Didion Joan
The Best Awful Fisher Carrie
Eat, Drink, and Be Married Bloom Rebecca
Bleachers Grisham John
Slouching Towards Bethlehem Didion Joan
Mocking Jay Collins Suzanne
Catching Fire Collins Suzanne
Moneyball Lewis Michael
Home Game Lewis Michael
Breaking All the Rules Taylor Bradford Barbara
Girl Nearly 16 Absolute Torture Limb Sue
Three Cups of Deceit Krakauer Jon
Falling Together de los Santos Marisa
State of Wonder Patchett Ann
Happy Accidents Lynch Jane
Being Perfect and A Short Guide to a Happy Life Quindlen Anna
Real Life & Liars Riggle Kristina
It’s My F__ing Birthday Markoe Merrill
Swim Back to Me Packer Ann
An Accidental Woman Delinsky Barbara
The Last Boyfriend Roberts Nora
Leeway Cottage Gutcheon Beth
Nursery Crimes Waldman Ayelet
Gimme A Call Mlynowski Sarah
Painted Pages Ahearn Bellemare Sarah
The Witness Roberts Nora
The Big Nap Waldman Ayelet
So Much For That Shriver Lionel
Girls in White Dresses Close Jennifer
Celia and the Fairies McQuestion Karen
Drift Maddow Rachel
Everyone’s Reading Bastard Hornby Nick
The Art of Personal Imagery Moortgat Corey
The Book of Tomorrow Ahern Cecilia
Girl In Translation Kwok Jean
Don’t Look Down Crusie Jennifer and Bob Mayer
Probable Future Hoffman Alice
The Goddess Lounge Finnegan Margaret
The Rest of Her Life Moriarty Laura
Wonder Palacio R.J.
Another Piece of My Heart Green Jane
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake Bender Aimee
The Three Weissmans of Westport Schine Cathleen
Maybe This Time Crusie Jennifer
When We Were Orphans Ishiguro Kazuo
All These Things I’ve Done Zevin Gabrielle
Last Night in Twisted River Irving John
A Kiss in Time Flynn Alex
The Night Strangers Bohjalian Chris
An American Wife Sittenfield Curtis
New York to Dallas Robb J.D.
Little Night Rice Luanne
Wishful Drinking Fisher Carrie
The Beginner’s Goodbye Tyler Anne
The Secret Between Us Delinsky Barbara
Then We Came to the End Ferris Joshua
1225 Christmas Tree Lane Macomber Debbie
London is the Best City in America Dave Laura
Poke the Box Godin Seth
Boomerang Lewis Michael
The Night Circus Morgenstern Erin
Cream Puff Murder Fluke Joanne

Originally posted January 13, 2013.

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