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Reader List: Time Magazine’s Top Fiction and Non-Fiction of 2012


Time Magazine’s Top Fiction and Non-Fiction of 2012
submitted in January 2013 by BookMan

These were the Top 10 Fiction and Non-Fiction books in Time Magazine‘s Top of 2010 list. Once again, not all are owned by the libraries but enough are that I thought people would be interested.


Bring Up the Bodies
by Hilary Mantel

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green (YA Green)

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
by Ben Fountain

At Last
by Edward St. Aubyn

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
by Catherynne M. Valente (j Valente

The Casual Vacancy
by J.K. Rowling

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

by Zadie Smith

Where’d You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple

This is How You Lose Her
by Junot Diaz

Non-Fiction and Biographies

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
by Tom Reiss (Biography Dumas)

The Passage of Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson #4)
by Robert A. Caro (Biography Johnson)

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
by Bob Spitz (Biography Child)

People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished From the Streets of Tokyo and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up
by Richard Lloyd Parry (364.152 Par)

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956
by Anne Applebaum (947.084 App)

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

My Friend Dahmer: A Graphic Novel
by Derf Backderf (Biography Dahmer)

Are You My Mother?
by Alison Bechdel (Biography Bechdel)

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
by Cheryl Strayed (Biography Strayed)

The First Four Notes: Beethoven’s Fifth and the Human Imagination
by Matthew Guerrieri (Music 781.184 Bee)