Best Books of 2012 ... So Far

books 2012Since my last post, I've had a few folks ask for a few of my favorites reads for 2012 ... so here goes, in no particular order: (I've included a link to Amazon, where you can also find the book description if you're interested!)

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel by Rachel Joyce

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Jack 1939 by Francine Mathews

Wicked Autumn: A Mystery (Max Tudor) by G.M. Malliet

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn (read my review of this book here)

Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay

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

I've Got Your Number: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Some of these may have been published before 2012, but I just read them this year, so NEW TO ME!

On my to-read list:

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Sutton by J.R. Moehringer

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Tell me: What are your favorite books (so far) of 2012? What's on your to-read list?
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Jane said...

My favorite books of 2012 -
My Stubborn Heart by my sweet friend Becky Wade. Home Front by Kristin Hannah. Thunder and Rain by Charles Martin. This last summer I read everything written by Elin Hilderbrand, but my favorite was Beach Club.

AJ loved Unbroken. He had told me so much about it when he was finished, I didn't read it. I knew the story.

Amy Mac said...

Jane - Yay! I am adding these books to my list. Jake read Unbroken before me, too, so every time I would say "Oh, noooo......" Jake would ask where I was in the book and would say "That's nothing. Every time you think it's as bad as it will get it gets WORSE." And, yeah ... he was right. But such a beautifully written book. And such an incredible story. Jake and I think all complaining teenagers should have to read this book.

Lori said...

New to me this year was "The Help." Loved it! I got it in March and because I had a baby in February, I just now finished it.

Amy Mac said...

The Help is one of my favorites ... and I LOVED reading books when my babies were new babies! You'll always remember that's the book you were reading when he/she was born!