Late this morning, Publishers Weekly (PW) released their list of the Best Books of 2012. It came at a perfect time since I’ve been thinking about my own reading this year. I’ve read some good books but most aren’t ones that I want to put in the hands of everyone I meet. It would be great (if not perfect), if I were able to find some amazing reads to end 2012 with a bang. After reading PW’s list, my tbr pile is about to grow.
I was happy to see books like The Round House by Louise Erdrich, This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz, and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain on the list. These three books have been read and loved by some of my favorite book bloggers. Also, they’re finalists for the National Book Award in Fiction.
A few more blogger favorites that made the list include The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan, Cinder by Marissa Meyers, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo.
I was kind of disappointed to see that I’ve read just a handful of the books listed. I do agree with the editors that Brides of Rollrock, Chuck Close Face Book, and No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson deserve to be on the list.
For those of you who have read the list, what do you think? Are there any books on it that you’re adding to your tbr list? Do you think it’s too early to start coming out with a “best of 2012” list?