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Top Ten Books Read in 2012

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I am literally counting down the minutes to 2013, but I thought I'd throw out one last post for 2012--the obligatory top ten list. I'm too stingy with my 5-star ratings; this is tough to do! I am leaving re-reads out, which makes it even harder. Please note that these are books that I read in 2012, they were not published in 2012. They are actually pretty much in order from #1 to #10.

Cover of Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran

Cover of Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá
Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá

Cover of Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Cover of The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon, read by Kate Reading

Cover of Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Cover of Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Cover of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Cover of Room by Emma Donoghue
Room by Emma Donoghue, read by Michal Friedman et al.

Cover of Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie, read by Deanna Hurst

Cover of Daugther of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, read by Khristine Hvam









Oh, I almost forgot Rick Bragg! He didn't crack my top ten, but I discovered him in 2012 and I am in L-O-V-E love. I read his books Ava's Man and The Prince of Frogtown last year. I never read books by the same author that close together. Never. He gets a special mention.

That's my list! Agree? Disagree? What were your favorites?

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7 comments:

  1. Ohh I see a Gone in the wind in that. Awesome 10s

    It was a hard decision for me to cut it down to 10 though. Here's mine!

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  2. OO I have read some of these but not all - it sounds like I should read them though. I am definitely adding Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Madame Tussaud to my list. :)

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  3. I hope I can get to Madame Tussaud this year. I've read most of her books and really like them. Gone with the Wind is my favorite book of all time and I absolutely loved Lonesome Dove. Great choices!

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  4. great titles, I think 3 of those were on my 2011 favorite list.
    here is my 2012 wrap-up, with pies and charts:
    http://wordsandpeace.com/2013/01/03/year-of-reading-2012/

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  5. I just bought Cutting for Stone today! Happy New Year!

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  6. I loved Story of Beautiful Girl and Cutting For Stone. I read both for my book group in 2012. I also enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Bet Me, and Madame Tussaud. Great list!

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  7. I am also stingy with my 5 star ratings but I gave Room a 5 and Cutting for Stone a solid 4. I also like Beautiful Girl :)

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