Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a different topic is posted inviting the participants to come up with a list of ten things to do with the topic.
This week’s topic is ‘Top Ten Books I Read In 2012’. I’ve read more than 80 books so far this year, but hopefully I won’t have trouble narrowing it down to ten. The best book I read, which is also my favourite book of all time, is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. I have lost count of the number of times I have read it, but I won’t put it on the list as I’m going to keep my choices to books I read for the first time this year.
So, in no particular order, here are my top ten reads of the year:
- The Sisters Brothers – Patrick deWitt.
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick
- The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
- The Light Between Oceans – M.L. Stedman
- The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx
- Dinner With Lenny: The Last Long Interview with Leonard Bernstein – Jonathan Cott
- The Road – Cormac McCarthy
- The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
- The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury