Top 10 Books You Want to Read in 2012

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fans what books they are most looking forward to reading this new year, here are the most popular answers.

10. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

9. Homer’s The Odyssey

8. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

7. J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

5. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

4. A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan

3. M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman

2. Jane Goodall’s In the Shadow of Man

1. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

Have you read any of the books listed above? Are you excited to read any of them? Or is your top choice for 2012 not on the list – what is it and why? Thanks for sharing your thoughts below and cheers to 2012!

7 Comments

  1. MAUREEN GREENLAW says:

    THE HELP….. LOVED IT….

    THAT IS THE ONLY ONE ON THE LIST THAT I READ.. SOME OF THE OTHERS PERHAPS ARE NOT MY STYLE AT THIS TIME OF MY LIFE……RETIRED….

  2. I am just dying to get to Empire of the Summer Moon (Quanah Parker & the Rise & Fall of the Comanches, the most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History) by S. C. Wynne. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize & recommended by Hampton Sides of Blood & Thunder fame, this should be a must-read for lovers of Western & American history!

  3. Mary Ellen Zent says:

    Heaven is for Real is an excellent book. I highly recommend it :)

  4. Judith Wiese says:

    I have read “The Odyssey” & “The Hobbit”. I am looking forward to reading “Lionheart” by Sharon Penman about Richard 111.

  5. Stephen King’s 11/22/63 was a good read. It revolves around the question ”
    if you could go back and time and change something, should you?”.

  6. My list would include Seamus Heaney’s “Beowulf”, re-reading “Notes of a Native Man” by James Baldwin and reading Erik Larson’s “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin.”

  7. 1. HYPNOTIST by Lars Kepler for those of us who liked GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.
    2. WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick, author of INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET.
    3. ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG by Muriel Barberry – French award-winner and best-seller
    4. FINGERTIPS OF DUNCAN DORFMAN by Meg Wolitzer – Who can resist a story set at the National Youth Scrabble Tournament?
    5. WITCHES ON THE ROAD TONIGHT by Sheri Holman – I need a ‘scary’ title for my 2012 Reading Challenge!
    6. KINDRED by Octavia Butler – historical Afro-Am fiction, in preparation for the Night of Books giveaway.
    7. HOUSE AT RIVERTON by Kate Morton. British historical romance for fans of ‘Downton Abbey’ and for my 2012 Reading Challenge.
    8. BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys – WWII era historical fiction on 2011 best books lists.
    9. SWAMPLANDIA by Karen Russell, best-seller on 2011 best books lists.
    10. ALAS, BABYLON by Pat Frank – Classic apocalyptic novel reprinted in 2005.
    And one more for good luck!
    FIERY CROSS by Diana Gabaldon in the OUTLANDER series – time-travel, historical, adventure, romance!

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