Releases Best Books of 2012

Although 2013 may seem like a ways away, the Amazon Book Editors have already released their list of the best 100 books published in 2012. Many amazing reads made the cut including some short story collections, a few mysteries, a handful of non-fiction and lots of big name writers –  so little time to read them all!

Place your holds on the GPL copies today by clicking on the titles (just a smattering of what appeared on the list):
Above All Things by Tanis Rideout – blend of historical fact and imaginative fiction
Sutton by J.R. Moehringer – fictionalized account of America’s most successful bank robber
The Round House by Louise Erdrich – tale of injustice, tragedy and human spirit
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers – groundbreaking novel about the costs of war
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – fast paced, dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe – moving tale of loss and the celebration of life
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain – a life changing event causes better understanding of one’s difficult truths
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo – dramatic story of families striving toward a better life
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg – an epic story of marriage, family, and obsession
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens – one man’s refusal to cower in the face of the unknown
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – sickness & health, life & death, and the legacy that everyone leaves behind
Carnival by Rawi Hage – life in the modern city, told from the perspective of a taxi driver
A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers – how one man fights to hold himself and his family together in the face of the global economy’s gale-force winds
The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler – an ambitious family drama set in postwar Montreal
Cures for Hunger by Deni Y. Béchard – gripping memoir of a young man’s quest to understand the hunger that burns for the unattainable
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson – part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love
Wild by Cheryl Strayed – powerfully honest memoir about the story of a life-changing eleven-hundred-mile solo hike
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg – explores scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed
Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie – how a writer was forced underground; the story of the crucial battle for freedom of speech
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan – intrigue, betrayal and love in 1970’s Britain
The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver – examines the world of prediction
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker – coming of age story during extraordinary times of uncertainty

(Descriptions adapted from

Check out the whole list from Amazon HERE


About gpltara

Hi blog readers! I am an information services librarian at the Guelph Public Library (which essentially means I order materials for the library, help customers, look after the book club services and plan adult programs!). Personally, I love practicing yoga, baking cupcakes late at night, reading (surprise, surprise!), and escaping to the mountains whenever possible. I believe GPL plays such an important role in the Guelph community not only helping to connect people to information and great books, but also to each other through programs and other services.
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