Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Bests of 2012

I've made it a point not to repeat any books, because then it would just be a big jumble!

Top Five Novels / Fiction Reads of 2012
(was hard to pick just five.)

1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
3. Watership Down by Richard Adams
4. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
5. The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig

Top Five Non-Fiction Reads of 2012
(mostly read quickly while still in the library)

1. The Hot Gates (essays) by William Golding
2. Books vs. Cigarettes (essays) by George Orwell
3. A General Theory of Magic by Marcel Mauss
4. A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong
5. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil

Top Five Plays of 2012
(I don't believe it either!)

1. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
2. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
3. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
4. Tempest by William Shakespeare
5. The Alchemist by Ben Jonson

Top Five Books Received for Review of 2012
(...you really should check these out!)

1. The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin
2. Black Mountain by Greig Beck
3. Ramblings in Ireland by Kerry Dwyer
4. Rally 'Round the Corpse by Hy Conrad (review in January)
5. The Burning Bush by Kenya Wright

Top Five Authors First Read in 2012
(not first heard of, thank God.)

1. Charles Dickens
2. A. S. Byatt
3. Alan Bennett
4. Oscar Wilde
5. P. G. Wodehouse

9 comments:

Kailana said...

I love Charles Dickens. I am glad you discovered him this year!

Steffi said...

I wish you a happy new year 2013!! :)

thepersecutionofmildreddunlap said...

Thank you for including my book on your list of top five received for review. What an honor to be #1. And, thank you for all you do to help authors. Very grateful our paths have crossed this past year and look forward to more this coming year. Happy New Year! Paulette

TBM said...

I read a lot of Dickens in 2012 and loved every second. Happy New Year! And happy reading in 2013

Priya said...

So am I :) Happy new year and thanks for stopping by!

Priya said...

Happy New Year to you too, and happy reading, of course!! :)

Priya said...

You're welcome, it was an obvious choice. :)

Priya said...

Hope you read a lot more of his books in 2013, that's what I'm planning to do! Happy New Year :)

kerrydwyer.net said...

Happy New Year and thank you for including my book in this lovely list.

Kerry

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