The Bests of 2012

I’ve made it a point not to repeat any books, because then it would just be a big jumble!

Top Five Novels / Fiction Reads of 2012
(was hard to pick just five.)

1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
3. Watership Down by Richard Adams
4. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
5. The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig

Top Five Non-Fiction Reads of 2012
(mostly read quickly while still in the library)

1. The Hot Gates (essays) by William Golding
2. Books vs. Cigarettes (essays) by George Orwell
3. A General Theory of Magic by Marcel Mauss
4. A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong
5. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil

Top Five Plays of 2012
(I don’t believe it either!)

1. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
2. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
3. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
4. Tempest by William Shakespeare
5. The Alchemist by Ben Jonson

Top Five Books Received for Review of 2012
(…you really should check these out!)

1. The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin
2. Black Mountain by Greig Beck
3. Ramblings in Ireland by Kerry Dwyer
4. Rally ‘Round the Corpse by Hy Conrad (review in January)
5. The Burning Bush by Kenya Wright

Top Five Authors First Read in 2012
(not first heard of, thank God.)

1. Charles Dickens
2. A. S. Byatt
3. Alan Bennett
4. Oscar Wilde
5. P. G. Wodehouse

9 thoughts on “The Bests of 2012”

  1. Thank you for including my book on your list of top five received for review. What an honor to be #1. And, thank you for all you do to help authors. Very grateful our paths have crossed this past year and look forward to more this coming year. Happy New Year! Paulette


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