ICPL Best of 2012

by on December 17th, 2012
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Library staff love to read and share their favorite books. As 2012 comes to a close, we thought others would enjoy knowing our favorites for the year.  We had a lot of fun putting together this list of ICPL Favorite Books of 2012. Watch the Staff Picks Blog this week for lists of books within individual genres. Today’s list is our “Best of the Best” list. These books received nominations from more than one staff person.

We hope you enjoy these lists and would love to hear which books were your favorites in 2012.

The #1 ICPL Staff recommendation for 2012 is  John Green’s Young Adult book, “The Fault in our Stars

There was a tie for the #2 book between Gillian Flynn’s Fiction book, “Gone Girl” and Katherine Boo’s Nonfiction book “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity”

Honorable Mention Titles: (in alphabetic order by title)

Fiction Beautiful Ruins Jess Walter
Fiction Bring Up the Bodies Hilary Mantel
Fiction Dog Stars Peter Heller
Nonfiction Mortality Christopher Hitchens
jEasy Olivia and the Fairy Princesses Ian Falconer
Nonfiction Paris: A Love Story Kati Morton
Nonfiction Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking Susan Cain
Science Fiction Redshirts John Scalzi
jEasy Sleep Like a Tiger Mary Logue
Fiction Train Dreams Denis Johnson
Fiction The Year We Left Home (2013 All Iowa Reads Book Selection) Jean Thompson


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