New York Times “Best of 2012” Book Lists

The New York Times “Best of 2012” book lists will be published in the December 2nd Book Review section of the print edition. The lists are also available online at:

The book lists include the books named the 10 and 100 best books (nonfiction, fiction, and poetry are all covered) as well as reviews of children’s books and cookbooks. The books on the New York Times “10 Best Books of 2012” list that are available through the Minuteman Library Network are below along with links to their records in the MLN network catalog.

The 10 Best Books of 2012: The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

FICTION UP THE BODIES By Hilary Mantel. A John Macrae Book/ Henry Holt & Company.

BUILDING STORIES By Chris Ware. Pantheon Books.

A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING By Dave Eggers. McSweeney’s Books.

NW By Zadie Smith. The Penguin Press.

THE YELLOW BIRDS By Kevin Powers. Little, Brown & Company.

NONFICTION THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. By Katherine Boo. Random House.

FAR FROM THE TREE: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity. By Andrew Solomon. Scribner.

THE PASSAGE OF POWER: The Years of Lyndon Johnson. By Robert A. Caro. Alfred A. Knopf.

THE PATRIARCH: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy. By David Nasaw. The Penguin Press.

WHY DOES THE WORLD EXIST? An Existential Detective Story. By Jim Holt. Liveright Publishing/W. W. Norton & Company.




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