Can you believe it’s been another year? 2012 just seemed to fly by – which I suppose shouldn’t be a surprise since it’s been a windy year here in Southern Idaho.
Regardless, here’s our annual wrap-up of Best Books. We chose three lists for three different reasons: The New York Times (which has a literary bent), Amazon.com (with a look at some of the most popular reads), and Publishers Weekly (which pulls from many different genres). As with every year, there were a few titles that overlapped all three lists – the best of the best, you could say. They are listed below (with an * for the ones I enjoyed). With such great recommendations, you’re sure to enjoy one of them!
Beautiful Ruins – Jess Walter*
Bring up the Bodies – Hilary Mantel
Dear Life: Stories – Alice Munro
A Hologram for the King – Dave Eggers
The Round House – Louise Erdrich
This Is How You Lose Her – Junot Diaz
The Yellow Birds – Kevin Powers
The Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 – Anne Applebaum
Look for Staff Favorites next week!