Best of Best of 2012

6 Middleton

Best-Looking

10 Eye-Catching Reads For The Book Lover On Your List (NPR)

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Most Likely to Succeed

The Year’s Best Science Fiction Crosses Galaxies And Genres (NPR)

NEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDDSSSSSSSSSS!!!

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Most Predictable (Tie)

The 10 Best Books of 2012 (The New York Times Book Review)

Salman Rushdie’s Memoir & Other Favorite Books of 2012 (Daily Beast)

Oh REALLY—Hilary Mantel wrote an awesome book?

2 Straub

Most Comprehensive

Best Books of 2012 (Financial Times)

Not sure if these are the best books of 2012 or just all the books from 2012.

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Best Crowdsourced List

Goodreads Choice Awards (Goodreads)

On the one hand, we respect a good, democratic process….

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Worst Crowdsourced List, or List From Which We Will Never Read Any of the Choices

Goodreads Choice Awards (Goodreads)

On the other hand, this list is a walk through a virtual Bargain Bin. So much mediocrity and shitty cover design.

3 Rothbart

Best List of Books By or About David Foster Wallace

YEAR OF DAVID FOSTER WALLACE (Fiction Advocate)

What? It’s the best one.

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Most Inappropriately Named List for YA Books

The Year’s Outstanding ‘Backseat’ Reads, For Ages 9 To 14 (NPR)

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Best List Drinkin’ that Hatorade

25 Notable Books Unfairly Overlooked by The New York Times (Flavorwire)

4 Boo.

Best Gifts for Fathers-in-law/Retired White Males

Time Passages: The Year’s Best Historical Fiction (NPR)

Tired of avoiding conversations about Glenn Beck? Give him some real history to read.

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Best List from the Paper in Tommy Boy’s Town

The Best Books of 2012 (Sandusky Register)

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Best List of Books You Will Think About Reading Before Reading Bring Up the Bodies Instead

The Overlooked Books of 2012 (Slate)

5 Mantel

Best Rip-Off of Fiction Advocate’s Best of 2011 List, or Best List That Has to Compete with Animals Doing People Things

The Best Books We Read in 2012 (Buzzfeed)

- Fiction Advocate

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