Thursday, November 29, 2012

Washington Post's Best Books of 2012

It starts!

The Best of 2012 lists are beginning to trickle out already.

The first one I've seen is the Washington Post's 20 Best Books of 2012, which includes nonfiction, fiction, and graphic novels.  I have only read one of the twenty books listed - Drama, a middle-grade graphic novel.  I know, pretty pathetic that's it, right?  What can I say?  Too many books, not enough time!

Interestingly, one of their top nonfiction picks, Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers, was the "all college read" selection for my son's freshman class at the University of Delaware.  Jamie told me it was very good - I will have to borrow that one!

How about you?  Have you read many of the Washington Post's top 20 yet?  Do you agree with their choices?

For a peek at one of the first lists of best kids' books of 2012, check out Great Books for Kids and Teens.


  1. I haven't read any from WaPo's list - but I rarely read books published in the same year. Quite a few Best of 2012 lists are already ou - started with Publisher's Weekly, Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Book Page - and my favorite list so far is SURPRISINGLY NY Times - it has such diversity and I, for one, am really surprised.

  2. Same here, Tanya - I rarely reads books the year they are published! And I;m already behind on Best of lists! lol

    I posted a link to NYT list of Children's Best Books at my kids' book blog.