Best Books of 2012


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?

Comments

  1. I haven't read any of these, but I'll surely add them to my list - you have super taste!

    This year my two favourites were 'Let's Pretend This Never Happened' and 'Gone Girl'. Did you read them?

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  2. Ooh, I liked the look of the Age of Miracles. Nice to see it on your recommendations.

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  3. I've only read The Age of Miracles out of your list of favorites. More "new" books for me to discover, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thanks for including my book in this list -- really appreciate it! Hope you enjoy The Poisoned Pawn as much as you liked The Beggar's Opera (out this February). All the very best for the New Year!!!!! Cheers, Peggy

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  5. I havent read any of these but Age of Miracles is on my to-read list!

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