Best of the 'Best Of' Lists

Category: Reading

As another year draws to a close, we all tend to look back on the best bits: memorable moments, favourite movies and, of course, all that publishing had to offer. Despite some handwringing over the state of the industry and the supposed threat of e-readers, this was a good year for books of all kinds as favourite authors and talented newcomers produced thought-provoking, conversation-prompting works. Just in time for last-minute literary gifts (perhaps even one for yourself!), ‘Best of 2012’ lists are popping up all over the place. Here are a few of our favourites:

Brainpickings: The Best Illustrated Children’s Books and Picturebooks of 2012

Flavorwire: 10 Best Debut Novels of 2012

Goodreads: People’s Choice Awards 2012

Guardian Books: Authors choose their favouritesBest Graphic Novels, Best Audiobooks

The Independent: Books of the Year 2012: Poetry

NPR: The Best Book Group Reads of 2012

Photoeye magazine: Best Photo Books of 2012

Publishers Weekly: The Best Books of 2012

Slate: The Most Overlooked Books of 2012

Washington Post: 50 Best Non-Fiction Reads of 2012