The Books That Made The Most ‘Best Of 2012′ Book Lists

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The Best Book Lists Flavorwire Consulted:

Publisher’s Weekly
TIME (Fiction)
TIME (Nonfiction)
The Washington Post
Book Riot
The Atlantic
The Huffington Post
The New York Times
The Daily Beast
Christian Science Monitor (Fiction)
Christian Science Monitor (Nonfiction)

The Books That Made the Most ‘Best Of 2012′ Book Lists By Emily Temple

Two Mentions

At Last, Edward St. Aubyn
The Barbarous Years, Bernard Bailyn
Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, D.T. Max
The Lifespan of a Fact, John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling
The Black Count, Tom Reiss
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Jeanette Winterson
House of Stone, Anthony Shadid
Tell The Wolves I’m Home, Carol Rifka Brunt
The Dog Stars, Peter Heller
Shine Shine Shine, Lydia Netzer
The Twelve, Justin Cronin
A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers
Joseph Anton: A Memoir, Salman Rushdie
May We Be Forgiven, A.M. Homes
Carry the One, Carol Anshaw
My Heart is an Idiot, Davy Rothbart
Suddenly, A Knock on the Door, Etgar Keret
The Patriarch, David Nasaw
Why Nations Fail, Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, Timothy Egan

Three Mentions

Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter
People Who Eat Darkness, Richard Lloyd Parry
Dear Life, Alice Munro
The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson
Birds of a Lesser Paradise, Megan Mayhew Bergman
Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, Maria Semple
Quiet, Susan Cain

Four Mentions

Arcadia, Lauren Groff
Building Stories, Chris Ware
NW, Zadie Smith
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon
The Round House, Louise Erdrich
Canada, Richard Ford

Five Mentions

Iron Curtain, Anne Applebaum
This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Díaz
The Passage of Power, Robert A. Caro

Six Mentions

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

Seven Mentions

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Ben Fountain
Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo
Wild, Cheryl Strayed
The Yellow Birds, Kevin Powers

Nine Mentions

Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel


Posted on: 18th December 2012