What was the Best Book You Read this Year?

It's that time of year: The internet is littered with best books lists for 2012. But why let critics and publishers get the last word? What was your favorite book this year?


It's December, which is the unofficial "taking stock" month of the Internet. And one of the Internet's favorite year-end topics focuses on the best book of 2012.

There are plenty of takes to choose from, like the newsy list, the most-purchased list, the best-as-voted-by-social-media-users list, the traditional list, the contrarian publication's list. We could go on.

But now it's time to hear from you. What was the best book you read in 2012? And best, of course, is subjective. It can mean your favorite, the one you thought was crafted best, the one you thought was most thought-provoking. Or fun. Or important. It's up to you.

Got a favorite book you read in 2012? Use the comments section below to tell us what it was and why you loved it.

Rachel Forsyth-Tuerck December 16, 2012 at 03:02 PM
My favorite book for this year was actually published in 1986. "The Physician" by Noah Gordon was a great mix of historical fiction and page-turning plot lines. Good characters and I found the mix of European & Middle Eastern cultures and religions very interesting. Mr. Gordon's style makes it easy to picture how people lived, traveled, and sought knowledge around 1000 AD. It reminded me of "Pillars of the Earth" but with regards to medicine instead of architecture. It was a fun "escape" read.
Lisa Ingemi December 17, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Gone girl by Gillian Flynn ...I don't typically read fiction but the twists made for a real page turner
Andrea Griffin December 17, 2012 at 02:01 PM
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe was my favorite book of 2012.
Lisa Mullinix December 17, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Gone Girl by Gilian Flynn


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