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Reader List: New York Times Book Review’s Top 10 Books of 2012


The New York Times Book Review’s
10 Best Books of 2012
submitted in December 2012 by BookMan

Another year of great reads! The libraries have most of these — I thought other readers might be interested again in seeing what the venerable New York Times thought were the Top Ten books of 2012!


Bring Up the Bodies
by Hilary Mantel

Building Stories
by Chris Ware (Heritage 741.5 War – no circulating copies)

A Hologram for the King
by Dave Eggers

by Zadie Smith

The Yellow Birds
by Kevin Powers


Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo (954.053 Boo/Compact Disc 305.053 Boo)

Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon (362.7 Soll)

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
by Robert A. Caro (Biography Johnson)

 width=The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph K. Kennedy
by David Nasaw (Biography Kennedy)

Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story
by Jim Holt (113 Hol)