Best Books of 2012 So Far

A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer DuboisI cannot believe 2012 is flying by so fast. As we hit the halfway mark I thought it worth reflecting upon some of the wonderful titles I have read year to date.

My ‘Best Books of 2012 So Far’:

5 Stars

A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer duBois has been the pinnacle in my reading year so far. duBois displays a rare gift in this, her debut novel. Although the subject matter may be a little heavy for some, this title deserves much broader recognition than it has received to date.

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth, a retelling of the Rapunzel tale and The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde were also worthy of my top review rating.

4.5 Stars

Gillespie and I by Jane Harris

Love in the Years of Lunacy by Mandy Sayer

The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters

The Book of Lost Fragrances by M J Rose

Comedy in a Minor Key by Hans Keilson

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Memento Mori by Muriel Spark

Here are a few other ‘Best Books of 2012 So Far’ lists:

Amazon’s Best Books of the Year So Far (Literature & Fiction)

Flavorwire’s The 10 Best Books of the Year (So Far)

BookPage’s The Top 20 Books of 2012 (So Far)

I am still listening to The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (it is a long audiobook) but I can completely understand why it has made every one of these lists. On the strength of what I have heard, I expect it will make my Best Books of 2012 list too.

Have you read any of these titles? 

Do they rank in your ‘best books of 2012 so far’ list?

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