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Best Books of 2012

Year-End Honors by Book
Best Books of 2012 Honors by Book - Fiction Ranking (updated apr 15 2013)

04/15/2013: 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner and Finalists for Fiction
02/20/2013: 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists
01/27/2013: ALA Notable Books for Fiction 2013
01/14/2013: 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists for Fiction
12/21/2012: Library Journal Best Books 2012: The Top Ten
12/07/2012: Economist Books of the Year
12/05/2012: TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books of 2012
11/30/2012: New York Times 10 Best Books of 2012 Fiction
11/27/2012: New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
11/14/2012: The Round House wins the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction
11/12/2012: Amazon Top 10 Literature & Fiction of 2012 | Best Books of 2012
11/02/2012: Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2012
10/16/2012: Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel wins the 2012 Man Booker Prize
10/13/2012: 2012 National Book Award Finalists for Fiction | Nonfiction
09/11/2012: 2012 Man Booker Prize Shortlist


Top 5 Fiction


Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
762 reviews (320p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #4
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #5
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
Library Journal Best Books 2012: The Top Ten
National Book Award Finalist
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #3
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Winner
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012: The Top 25
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2012
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Winner
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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
1440 reviews (432p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #8
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #12
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2012: Top 10 #2
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2012
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
Man Booker Prize Winner
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #2
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012: Adult Fiction (25)
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2012
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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NW by Zadie Smith
221 reviews (400p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #44
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2012
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
Library Journal Best Books 2012: The Top Ten
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #8
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
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The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
2468 reviews (464p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #9
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #13
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012: Adult Fiction (25)
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A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
326 reviews (328p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #5
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #7
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2012: Fiction
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2012
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2012
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
National Book Award Finalist
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012: The Top 25
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Other Notable Fiction


The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
914 reviews (384p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #22
Library Journal Best Books 2012: The Top Ten
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Arcadia by Lauren Groff
277 reviews (304p)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012: The Top 25
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2012
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Finalist
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The Cove by Ron Rash
280 reviews (272p)
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2012: Fiction
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012: The Top 25
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A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
759 reviews (320p)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
Library Journal Best Books 2012: The Top Ten
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Home by Toni Morrison
301 reviews (160p)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
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In One Person by John Irving
558 reviews (448p)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
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Canada by Richard Ford
777 reviews (432p)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012: The Top 25
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012: Adult Fiction (25)
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2012
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
42315 reviews (432p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #3
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #3
Library Journal Best Books 2012: More of the Best
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012: The Top 25
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012: Adult Fiction (25)
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2012: Fiction
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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
2589 reviews (352p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #54
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2012: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
Library Journal Best Books 2012: More of the Best
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012: The Top 25
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012: Adult Fiction (25)
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2012: Fiction
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The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
1463 reviews (336p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #24
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2012: Fiction
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012: Adult Fiction (25)
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2012: Fiction
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The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle
113 reviews (432p)
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2012: Top 10 #5
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
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The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
1426 reviews (448p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #43
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2012: Fiction
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The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
830 reviews (240p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #2
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #2
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2012: Fiction
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2012
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2012
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
National Book Award Finalist
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2012: Fiction
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Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
423 reviews (480p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #61
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2012
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
Library Journal Best Books 2012: More of the Best
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012: The Top 25
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012: Adult Fiction (25)
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Finalist
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This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
740 reviews (224p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #19
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2012: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
National Book Award Finalist
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #10
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012: Adult Fiction (25)
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The Round House by Louise Erdrich
2738 reviews (336p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #1
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #1
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2012: Top 10 #3
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
National Book Award Winner
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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Building Stories by Chris Ware
152 reviews (p)
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2012: Top 10 #1
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2012
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #7
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012: The Top 25
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The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
622 reviews (448p)
Man Booker Prize Finalist
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012: The Top 25
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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Dear Life by Alice Munro
704 reviews (336p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #45
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2012: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012: The Top 25
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Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
1064 reviews (320p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #10
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #16
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
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