12 Favorite Adult and Young Adult Fiction Books Read in 2012

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

The Summer of Katya by Trevanian.

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides.

Nanjing Requiem by Ha Jin.

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.

The Hour Before Dawn by Penelope Wilcock.

What Is the What by Dave Eggers.

Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister.

Dancing Priest by Glynn Young. I never managed to get this book reviewed after I read it over Lent, but I have purchased and downloaded to my Kindle the sequel entitled A Light Shining. I hope to read it and then review both books together soon.

The Importance of Being Seven by Alexander McCall Smith.

Bertie Plays the Blues by Alexander McCall Smith. Thoughts on Mr. McCall Smith and his books here.

One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni.

Best novel of the year? Nanjing Requiem, I think. Fascinating history and fascinating moral dilemmas. It made me wonder how much courage and sanity I would retain in such a crisis situation.

2 thoughts on “12 Favorite Adult and Young Adult Fiction Books Read in 2012

  1. I’ve only read two of these: “The Sense of an Ending” and “The Marriage Plot,” but I see a couple of others I want to look at now, including your favorite of the year. Thanks for the list.

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