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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Publishers Weekly 100 best books of 2012


Publishers Weekly have announced their picks for the 100 best books adult books (and 40 top children's books) of 2012. Here is their top 10 list:

Building Stories, by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel (Holt)
The Round House, by Louise Erdrich (Harper)
Happiness Is a Chemical in the Brain, by Lucia Perillo (Norton)
The Devil in Silver, by Victor LaValle (Spiegel & Grau)
Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis, by Mark Binelli (Metropolitan)
All We Know: Three Lives, by Lisa Cohen (FSG)
People Who Eat Darkness, by Richard Lloyd Parry (FSG)
The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600–1675 by Bernard Bailyn (Knopf)
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956 by Anne Applebaum (Doubleday)
 
I have to confess that I have read none of them.  Any comments? Recommendations?

2 comments:

Judith said...

Not only have I not read any of them, I haven't even heard of most of them! I do have the Hilary Mantel on my TBR pile, though, and I'm looking forward to getting into it. I loved its predecessor.

Joan Druett said...

I'm glad we are kindred souls! Book clubs make me feel uncultured. I intend to read the Hilary Mantel, too, but it will be a very fresh view, as I haven't read any of his or her books.