Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WHAT day is it? My Best Reads of 2012

A bunch of lie-mongers are conspiring to tell me it's the day before the last day of January in the year 2013. RIDICULOUS. But just in case that might be possible, here's my list of the books I enjoyed most out of the fifty I read in 2012. Most of the books were not actually published in 2012, but I want to tell you about the ones I liked best. If I took the time to write reviews of each, you might see this list sometime next year or perhaps in 2015, so let's just keep it simple. I can stand behind these with complete confidence, so look them up if you want to read something good!


  • The Handmaid's Tale – Margaret Atwood
  • Thunderer – Felix Gilman
  • The Dead Zone – Stephen King
  • The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
  • Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
  • Story Collections

  • The Universe in Miniature in Miniature – Patrick Somerville
  • At the Mouth of the River of Bees – Kij Johnson
  • After the Apocalypse – Maureen F. McHugh
  • Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight – Cat Rambo
  • In the Palace of Repose – Holly Phillips
  • Anthologies

    (I didn't read many of these in 2012)

  • Dark Faith, edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon
  • Brave New Worlds, edited by John Joseph Adams
  • Non-fiction

  • Steal Like an Artist – Austin Kleon
  • To Each Their Darkness – Gary A. Braunbeck
  • Adventures in the Screen Trade – William Goldman
  • 500 Ways to Be a Better Writer – Chuck Wendig
  • Making a Good Writer Great – Linda Seger