21: Best Books of 2012 (Part Two)

Steve speaks with a group of librarians about their favorite books of 2012 (and some sneak peeks into 2013).

Stephanie Anderson:

Far From The Tree by Andrew Solomon
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
The Passage of Power by Robert Caro
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
Building Stories by Chris Ware
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
By Blood by Ellen Ullman
The Legend of Pradeep Mathew by Shehan Karunatilaka
I Am An Executioner by Rajesh Parameswaran
Zona by Geoff Dyer
The Lifespan of a Fact by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
The Red Book by Carl Jung
Coming in 2013:
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Lullaby of Polish Girls by Dagmara Dominczyk
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Darien Library Staff Top 10:
Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Burn Down the Ground by Kambri Crews
Elsewhere by Richard Russo
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
Far From The Tree by Andrew Solomon
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloane
Quiet by Susan Cain
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Thomas Maluck:

Message To Adolf by Osamu Tezuka
Daredevil by Mark Waid & various artists
The Graphic Canon by Various
A Wrinkle In Time adapted by Hope Larson
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Coming in 2013:
Vinland Saga by Makoto Yukimura 

Julie Jurgens:
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Four Mile by Watt Key
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand
Long Lankin by Lindsay Barrclough
Black Dog by Levi Pinfold
It’s a Tiger by David LaRochelle & ills. by Jeremy Tankard
A Boy, a Bear and a Boat by Dave Shelton
Marching To The Mountaintop : How Poverty, Labor Fights, And Civil Rights Set The Stage For Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Hours by Ann Bausum
The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins
Coming in 2013:
The Beatles Were Fab (And They Were Funny) by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer
Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles by Erica Farber

Leah White:

The Twelve by Justin Cronin
At the Mouth of the River of Bees by Kij Johnson
Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson
Redshirts by John Scalzi
Store of the Worlds by Robert Sheckley

One thought on “21: Best Books of 2012 (Part Two)

  1. Stephanie mentioned she would like to keep track of her reading. Both Goodreads and LibraryThing are easy and free tools for just that. They solve the problem of things I read not from the library, lots of older books from the Gutenberg Project, for instance.

    Thanks for the podcast. I know how much work they are.

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