Too many choices? Narrow it down.
and, here’s the Slate.com 15 Favorite Books of 2012
Two interesting observations–the Slate list does not overlap with the other lists at all (though the columnist, Dan Kois, specifically eliminates Katherine Boo’s award-winning Behind the Beautiful Forevers) and, this surprise:
There is only one title that appears on all of the first three lists: Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel, the second in the series that started with Wolf Hall. Both of these have won the Man Booker Prize, by the way.
Finally, here’s a cool list from the LA Times, in which authors whose books were chosen by others for “best lists” tell us their favorite titles.
I better stop here before I cancel out the “narrowing down” effect. But, feel free to share your own list of top titles from 2012.