What was the Best Book You Read this Year?

It's that time of year: The internet is littered with best books lists for 2012. But why let critics and publishers get the last word? What was your favorite book this year?


It's December, which is the unofficial "taking stock" month of the Internet. And one of the Internet's favorite year-end topics focuses on the best book of 2012.

There are plenty of takes to choose from, like the newsy list, the most-purchased list, the best-as-voted-by-social-media-users list, the traditional list, the contrarian publication's list. We could go on.

But now it's time to hear from you. What was the best book you read in 2012? And best, of course, is subjective. It can mean your favorite, the one you thought was crafted best, the one you thought was most thought-provoking. Or fun. Or important. It's up to you.

Got a favorite book you read in 2012? Use the comments section below to tell us what it was and why you loved it.

Alice H December 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - interesting and unusual murder mystery with several twists. Also, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese - beautiful story of familial love and betrayal.
Alan Muir December 22, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Creole Belle, by James Lee Burke. Cajun detective Dave Robicheau is caught up in another murder when a mobster is murdered and it looks as though the killer may be his best friend's daughter.
d caplin December 23, 2012 at 05:26 AM
"Mrs. Tom Thumb" (Melanie Benjamin) "Home Safe: Eliz. Berg


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