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The web and print media are rife with “best book of 2012” lists right now.    I’m curious about what our local Marin County “Best Reads of 2012” list would look like. 

Whether you went along for the ride in the thriller Gone Girl or hiked along with Cheryl Strayed in Wild, enjoyed the glories of the Italian coast spiked with the lure of Hollywood in Beautiful Ruins, or reveled in the politics of Tudor history in Bring up the Bodies, let us know what  your favorite books from 2012 were.   Share your gems--  not necessarily from the bestseller lists, just what you enjoyed reading the most in 2012, and we’ll compile a list to post on our website.

I’ll start things off:  one of my favorites from the past year was Ready Player One by  Ernest Cline--  a bit of 80’s nostalgia cyberquest set in a not-too distant future. 

See you in the stacks!

Gone GirlWildBring up the bodiesBeautiful RuinsReady Player One

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Here are some of my favorite

Here are some of my favorite reads in 2012:

  • The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes
  • How it All Began, by Penelope
  • Lively Island, by Alistair MacLeod (short stories)
  • 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami
  • Christine Falls, by Benjamin Black
  • Bringing up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, by Nathan Englander
  • The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
  • The Black Count, by Tom Reiss
  • Ru, by Kim Thuy
  • The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton

I loved The Night Circus, by

I loved The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern, and The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green.

Many favorites!

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Mr. Monk gets even

The new 52

Home made winter



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