2012 certainly was a great year for book nerds. There were http://www.lacrosselibrary.org/userfiles/image/Reference/Books.jpgplenty of amazing books released, some we loved, some, not so much. Regardless, we were thrilled by the great books that pleased our palates this year.

In an effort to come up with our “best of” list, we’re reaching out to you, LitStackers. In the coming weeks we will pull together your selections for a short list and, eventually a poll for you to vote on your personal favorites. So please, leave your comments below and let us know what your favorite novels of 2012 were in the following categories. (You do not need to respond to all the listed categories. We will choose from a shortened list if necessary).

The more responses, the more fun! Make sure you comment and spread the word. Let everyone know! We always love hearing from you.

 Your Favorite 2012 Reads

Favorite Young Adult Novel
Favorite Children’s Novel/Picture Book
Favorite Literary Novel
Favorite Nonfiction
Favorite Short Story Collection/Novella
Favorite SciFi/Fantasy Novel
Favorite Horror Novel
Favorite Historical Fiction Novel
Favorite Crime/Mystery/Suspense Novel
Favorite Comedy/Satire Novel
Favorite Popular Fiction

13 thoughts on “Your Favorite Reads of 2012”

  1. Young Adult: Flora’s Fury by Ysabeau Wilce

    Fantasy: The Half-Made World and The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman (Half-Made World was pre-2012, but I’m reading them as a sort of continuous thing rather than separately, so I’m listing them together)

  2. Favorite literary novel, far and away, is The Patrick Novel Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn–and I’d have to add the series’ final installment, too: At Last.

  3. Favorite Young Adult Novels (I had to pick two):

    JOHN GREEN, The Fault In Our Stars
    KENNETH OPPEL, Such Wicked Intent

    Favorite Horror Novel: CHUCK WENDIG, Mockingbird (Blackbirds was awesome too)

  4. Young Adult: It’s a tie between THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green, and ASK THE PASSENGERS by A.S. King
    Favorite Children’s Novel: HORTEN’S INCREDIBLE ILLUSIONS by Lissa Evans
    Favorite Literary Novel: THE AGE OF MIRACLES by Karen Walker Thompson
    Favorite Popular Fiction: GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn

  5. YA: Tie between The Fault in our Stars and Breaking Beautiful
    Middle grade (there needs to be a separate category of this, to distinguish it from picture books, by the way): The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate and Wonder by AJ Palacio
    Literary novel: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
    Nonfiction: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
    Popular fiction: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

  6. Favorite Young Adult Novel: Transcend by Christine Fonseca
    Favorite Children’s Novel/Picture Book: Sorry, don’t read them.
    Favorite Literary Novel: The Help
    Favorite Nonfiction: I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read one this year.
    Favorite Short Story Collection/Novella: Mea Culpa by Christine Fonseca
    Favorite SciFi/Fantasy Novel: Sadly, I don’t have a favorite this year.
    Favorite Horror Novel: Haven’t read any this year
    Favorite Historical Fiction Novel: The Springsweet
    Favorite Crime/Mystery/Suspense Novel: Can I list a thriller? Flight For Control by Karlene Petitt.
    Favorite Comedy/Satire Novel: How To Construct A Couple by Talli Roland
    Favorite Popular Fiction: The Help.

  7. Favorite Young Adult Novel – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
    Favorite Literary Novel – The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
    Favorite Nonfiction – Shakespeare In Kabul by Qais Akbar Omar and Stephen Landrigan
    Favorite Short Story Collection/Novella – Back Roads and Frontal Lobes by Brady Allen
    Favorite SciFi/Fantasy Novel – Among Others by Jo Walton
    Favorite Historical Fiction Novel – The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak
    Favorite Crime/Mystery/Suspense Novel – This Case is Gonna Kill Me by Phillipa Bornikova
    Favorite Popular Fiction – Wayward Saints by Suzy Roche

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