As the year comes to a close it's time to pick out a few books that really stood out for me during the year, books that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone for years to come. I read a lot of great books this year, but there are 4 that stand out for me. I am so proud that 3 of these books are Canadian.
Up and Down by Terry Fallis
If one book could sum up what being a Canadian is all about, it's this one.
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Original concept, beautiful writing, a great debut novel.
The Beggar's Opera by Peggy Blair
A thrilling mystery set in Cuba, the first Inspector Ramirez novel.
The Stone Thrower by Jael Ealey Richardson
A riveting story of race, identity, football, and a father-daughter relationship.
Have you read any of these books? What are your favourite books of 2012?