Wednesday, December 26, 2012

2012 Recommended Reading

2012 Book List  :  THE SHORTLIST! NonFiction
Michael Chabon Maps and Legends: reading and writing along the borders
*Michael Dirda On Conan Doyle
Susan Hill A bit of singing and dancing
*Tony Horwitz Midnight Rising
St. Clair McKelway Reporting at wit's end : tales from The New Yorker Nancy Pearl After Life (Book Lust Rediscoveries)
*Jonathan Yardley Second Reading
Mark Haddon The Red House
Susanna Kearsley The Winter Sea
*Hilary Mantel Bringing up the Bodies
*Paula McLain The Paris Wife
China Mieville The City and the City
Stef Penney The Invisible Ones
Alexander McCall Smith
Jacqueline Winspear Elegy for Eddie
Mrs Queen Takes the Train
Mr Rosenbloom Dreams in English
Simon Beckett An Unmarked Grave
*John Connolly
Elly Griffith House at Sea End
*Deborah Harkness Shadow of the Night
Susan Hill Betrayal of Trust
Craig Johnson Walt Longman series
*Laurie King Beekeeper's apprentice:series
*Ian Rankin Standing in Another Man’s Grave
Imogen Robertson Instruments of darkness
Robin Sloan Mr. Penumbra's 24 hour Bookstore
Julia Stuart Pigeon pie mystery
Charles Todd The Confession, Unmarked Grave
Science Fiction
Richard K. Morgan The cold commands
*Patrick Rothfuss Name of the Wind; The Wise Man's Fear Book 1,2
Carol Carr India Black (series)
Gail Carriger Timeless series
Alan Bradley Flavia De luce
*Kristin Cashore Bitterblue
Adam Gopnik The Steps Across the Water
*Terry Pratchett Snuff, Dodger
*Andrew Motion Silver (Treasure Island)
Marigold Hotel, Batman, Bond (skyfall) Avengers, Serenity, Hugo, Rise of the Guardians, Pi, Sherlock

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