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GoodReads Best of 2012

December 18th, 2012 · No Comments

The folks over at GoodReads have announced their users’ votes for best reads of 2012.  They collected over a million votes.  Here are the top five in a few of the catergories (for the full list surf over to GoodReads).  Update: For more best of 2012 lists, check out our new ‘Best of 2012’ page.


  1. Casual Vacancy, by J.K. Rowling (11,525 votes)
  2. Where We Belong, by Emily Griffin (7,841)
  3. Home Front, by Kristin Hannah (6,072)
  4. The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker (5,531)
  5. This is How You Lose Her, by Junot Diaz (4,913)


  1. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (27,502 votes)
  2. Celebrity in Death, by J.D. Robb (6,364)
  3. 11th Hour, by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (5,243)
  4. Defending Jacob, by William Landay (5,196)
  5. Beautiful Mystery, by Louise Penny (4,242)

Historical Fiction

  1. The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman (6,918 votes)
  2. Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel (6,516)
  3. The Secret Keeper, by Kate Morton (5,662)
  4. The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey (4,956)
  5. Death of Kings, by Bernard Cornwell (4,360)

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