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The 2nd Annual 101 Books Christmas Giveaway!

You love books, right?

Yes? Me too! I love books so much that I want to buy a book to give to THREE of you guys as a way of saying thanks for reading my blog.

I’ve done this before, like last Christmas and couple of other times throughout the year, so some of you might know the drill.

But here’s how it works.

I’m going to ask you a question. You answer that question in the comments. From your answers, I’ll randomly (it really is random) select three lucky winners.

The winners will be able to select one book from the FIRST 50 novels I’ve read on the Time list. Here’s my rankings for a refresher.

I’ll mail the novel to the three winners on my dime. That’s it. Pretty simple.

So here’s the question:

What’s the best book you read in 2012?

One more thing. To enter, you have to answer the question by MIDNIGHT tomorrow night (U.S. Central Time). That means you have about 40 hours to enter. So do it!

I’ll announce the random winners in Friday’s post.

One more time:

What’s the best book you read in 2012?

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  1. The best book that I read in 2012 was Looking for Alaska by John Green. it made me weep. Goodluck with this contest!

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  2. It’s a tossup between “The Blind Assassin” (read due to your blog!) and Steinbeck’s “Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters.”

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  3. Patricia #

    “Rien ne s’oppose a la nuit” was one of the best books I have read in 2012 and in fact one of the best books I have ever read. It is an autobiographical book written by a wonderful French writer, Delphine de Vigan. Thank you so much for the giveaway and congratulations on your great blog!

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  4. Teresa #

    There’s no contest. Midnight’s Children – although I have to admit that I listened to it on CD as I traveled – and read smaller bits of it at night. I never do that, but this book begs to be read aloud. A runner up – My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk.

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  5. Andy G #

    The best book I read this year was The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin. Le Guin is one of the most impressive authors I have ever come across and writes very intellectual science fiction. I’m really looking forward to reading even better stuff in 2013!

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  6. Lucille #

    It’s a difficult decision but after facing strong competition from Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain and Zola’s The Debacle, the top-of-the-list favorite.is Old Filth by Jane Gardam.

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    • If you loved Billy Lynn you will probably enjoy Generation Kill– both the book and the HBO miniseries. Same dark humor.

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      • Lucille #

        Thanks for the recommendation; I’ll pick it up at the library. Billy Lynn reminded me of my generation’s “war book,” the amazing Going After Cacciato..

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  7. The Vita Aeterna Mirror Company: Mirrors to Last till Kingdom Come … The fourth story from The Facts Behind The Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel. Loved it because Yann reflected on the past with words that created mirrors.

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  8. For me it’s a toss up between Columbine by Dave Cullen and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Very different types of writing…

    Great question, and I’ll be looking forward to your readers’ comments for my own reading recommendations for 2013!

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  9. Hmm. That’s a tough choice. I really enjoyed Never Let Me Go and it might’ve just been overshadowed by The Casual Vacancy which I finished last night, but I think the winner is The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. There was just something so great about it and the time it was written and Anne’s own story. I fell in love with it.

    Happy Holidays!

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    December 19, 2012
  10. My favorite read of the year was Jodi Picoult’s Lone Wolf. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season with family and friends!

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    December 19, 2012
  11. The best book I´v read in 201w was Mellan diimmorna by Marianne Räf.. II think s´he still write good at http://www.poeter.se were I got the book free from here this month.

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  12. Kencil #

    Absalom, Absalom

    It is one of those books I read every year or so.

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  13. bba #

    I don’t know if it was the best, but my favorite thing I read this year was The Essential Smart Football by Chris Brown. It is a strategy book that really provides keen insight into what teams are trying to do. Each chapter is self contained, and I read it entirely on my ipad sitting on the beach (that may have something to do with it being my favorite).

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  14. Of the 20 or so books I finished this year, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy was the best. I finished it six months ago and I’m still thinking about it. That’s a good sign. Cloud Atlas was a close second though.

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  15. @KathrynFrances1 #

    It’s a toss up between ‘A Case for Christ’ and ‘A Case for Faith’ bith by Lee Strobel.

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    December 19, 2012
  16. turnerbethany #

    I loved reading both Love Does by Bob Goff and A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans, but for me Biblical womanhood gets a slight edge.

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    December 19, 2012
  17. One best book? Impossible. Best non-fiction, Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day by Stephan Talty. Best YA fiction, Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley. Best adult fiction, The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene. This is why I love your blog. I tried something I would not have chosen on my own and ended up finding my favorite adult fiction book of the year. Take me out of the free book running, I just wanted to say thanks for writing your blog!

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  18. Ryan #

    I choose ‘best’ based on how memorable it is (assuming that memorable is not synonymous with miserable). The three most memorable reads I’ve had this year were probably Blood Meridian (around the first of the year), V. (sometime around May), and East of Eden (this summer). Out of those, I think that Blood Meridian wins out for best read this year.

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    • I read so many great books this year, but I’m still thinking about Blood Meridian too. It’s definitely a book I plan to reread in the near future. It was just so beautifully written. And there was so much meaning, so much I could have dissected. Love, love loved it.

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  19. manicmara #

    The best book I read in 2012 was The Kite Runner. It was for my last class as an undergrad, but it was very powerful and raw.

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    December 19, 2012
  20. So hard to choose, but the best book I read this year was Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier.

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  21. My favorite book was The Name of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. He has a way to crafting sentences that make me feel as if I am in a fantasy world and yet the story is grounded in reality. Plus, his obvious love of books and book culture shines through every page.

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  22. The best book I read in 2012 (and there were quite a few) but the absolute best was The Glimpse by Grant Carroll.

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  23. The best book I read in 2012 was The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. I only wish I’d read it as a kid, so I could have grown up with its strange and funny characters. 🙂

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    December 19, 2012
  24. Easy! Zen and the Art of Writing by Mr. Bradbury. So positive and powerful! I feel like I can scale short mountains now!

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  25. Evan #

    Tough call, but I would have to say the best book I read in 2012 was Raymond Carver’s collection of short stories, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.” I’ve never been the biggest short story fan, but Carver is in another league.

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  26. Hands down it was The Man in the Wooden Hat (and followed up by Old FILTH) by Jane Gardam. I don’t get how she isn’t more known in this country; she reminds me of a British Marilynne Robinson. Absolutely stunning prose.

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    • Lucille #

      I loved them both but since I read OF first, I put that as my fave. Since those, I’ve read a few more of her books; you might also like The Queen of the Tambourine. For a writer with similar gifts, check out The Coward’s Tale by Vanessa Gebbie

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      • shipsa01 #

        Ah, I love it; after reading those two, I also devoured everything in her oeuvre. I’m just now finishing up Crusoe’s Daughter and was thinking about how I have nothing left. So thanks for the recommendation!

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        • Lucille #

          Crusoe’s Daughter was the first of hers that I read.So good. I seem to remember reading in another book blog that she will be publishing a third in the story of Betty and Edward Feathers, from the perspective of one of the other characters (maybe Veneering? I hope.).Look for it in 2013.

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          • Lucille #

            Just did some digging. It is about Veneering. Title is Last Friends; release date by Little Brown (U.K.) is April.

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            December 19, 2012
          • Lucille, you just made my holiday season!

            And also – have you read her short story collection: the People on Privilege Hill? She includes a follow-up the the two precious novels with a beautiful – and familiar – story about Edward and Veneering.

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  27. It’s definitely a toss up between To a God Unknown by John Steinbeck and If on a winter’s night a traveler by Italo Calvino. I’ve been on a Steinbeck kick all year and Calvino is just a genius.

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    • To a God Unknown?? Whoa! I’m a huge Steinbeck fan and I’ve never even heard of it! Thank you for the recommendation!

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  28. First of all, I want to say that I am enjoying your site which I recently discovered. I am going to try and read these books as well – what a phenomenal idea. Of course I want to get through my books on my need to read list and I need to finish my memoir. Regarding the best book I read this year, it is WOOL – a wonderful dystopian novel. Soon it will be in print form, but right now I got it on Amazon – the first segment of the five segment series was for free on Amazon – if you haven’t read it, I was amazed at the ending of the first story and drawn to read the others.

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  29. The best book in 2012, eh? It would have to be Embassytown by China Mieville. It is rich and wonderful.

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  30. in 2012, Bringing up the Bodies by Hillary Mantel was without a doubt the best book that I read.

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  31. Would have to be To Kill a Mockingbird. I finally read it this year after seeing it spend so long at the top of your rankings (in my meaningless and subjective rankings it would be above Great Gatsby but that’s just my opinion). Great book and even though I had high expectations after hearing so many good things about it, it really didn’t disappoint. I totally agree that Harper Lee should have written more novels!

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  32. Middlemarch by George Eliot. One of the best books of 2012 and one of the best books I’ve ever read.

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  33. Erik S. #

    “The Opposite of Art” by Athol Dickson. This past summer, the book was prescribed for people who don’t like “Christian” fiction because they think the genre is predictable and sappy. Dickson’s novel was weird, and it made me think. The story lingered with me even after I finished the last page. Not the best book I’ve ever read, but definitely a stand-out in 2012.

    For the sake of offering another recommendation, and let’s face it, we’re all reading these posts in search of our next great read, I am currently reading “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson. It is a great read-aloud for my three kids, plus my wife and I enjoy it too. Everyone laughs out loud at the crazy characters and unlikely scenarios in this little town, and beg me to read “just a little more!”

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  34. Tom Galligan #

    The Best book I read this year was probably “The Razor’s Edge” by W. Somerset Maugham.

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  35. It is hard to pin down a single book, but if I had to choose one, 11/22/63 by Stephen King. A love story from the master of horror, completely took me by surprise. It was incredibly good. Also need to mention The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, and Live By Night from Dennis Lehane, both are excellent.

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  36. I’v read a lot of great books this year but i think the best was Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven’t read it its a must.
    J x

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  37. Hands down, the best book I read in 2012 was “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller. It told the tale of The Trojan War through Patroclus’ perspective–such a beautiful, heartbreaking story of love and war.

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  38. Sure wasn’t the Dance series! 😉 Oh, wait, you want a positive answer. Whew, that’s tough. Have to say it’s a toss-up between Les Edgerton’s Hooked and Donald Maass’s The Breakout Novelist. Both non-fiction but both game-changers for me.

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  39. motherhoodandmiscellany #

    The Alchemist.

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  40. Patrice #

    “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp. This book is a life changer. I’ve given it as a gift over 2 dozen times this year …

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    December 19, 2012
  41. My favourite book of 2012 was Sergei Lukyanenkos’ “Night Watch” –

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  42. Laura H. #

    That’s a toughie! I’m between Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin and A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Very different books, but both totally awe-inspiring.

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  43. Emily #

    The best book I read in 2012 was probably Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. It was so powerful i loved it

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  44. The Book of Sorrows by Walter Wangerin (sequel to The Book of the Dun Cow). It moved me to tears. Highly recommend to anyone that appreciates spiritual (Christian) allegory and fantasy.

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    December 19, 2012
  45. In 2012, I really started reading non-fiction. As such my favorite is Death of the Modern Superhero. It changed the way I see life and my walk with God. Love, love, love it!

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  46. It’s a toss-up between Alif the Unseen and The Casual Vacancy. Both novels definitely broadened my perspective, in addition to being really great stories. I definitely feel like I’ve grown as a person because I read them.

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  47. Melisss #

    the best book that I read in 2012 was super sad true love story

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  48. You don’t have to include me in the giveaway because I don’t celebrate the holidays. I do like your blog though and would love to answer the question anyway. 🙂 I would have to say the best book I read in 2012 was Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson. Pretty cool read.

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    December 19, 2012
  49. I read the YA series The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney. Great writing and very likable characters. Adult books that I most enjoyed were The Sherlockian by Graham Moore and The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl and The Last Dickens by same.

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  50. kathynealen #

    Not sure but my two choices are Middlemarch and A Prayer for Owen Meany.

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  51. The best book I read in 2012 was probably “Room” by Emma Donaghue, although it may instead have been “The Tragedy of Arthur” by Arthur Phillips or even perhaps “A Very Long Engagment” by Sebastien Japrisot.

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  52. Carol Wong #

    My favorite book is The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasnti. Life was such a terrible struggle for the family in the book. Now I can imagine what it would be like to live and not be free.

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  53. “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer. I laughed, I cried – it has easily become one of my favourite books.

    Just wanted to say how generous and thoughtful you are for doing this contest. I think it’s great. 🙂

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  54. 11/22/63 by Stephen King 😀

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  55. Mine has to be between The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin (which I have very nearly finished!)

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  56. the best book ive read in 2012 is the book thief by marcus zusak because its SO SO touching and it really was extremely influential for me :3

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  57. I love hearing what other people suggest are good books. I made a list of the various books mentioned above – and am posting it in case others do the same thing I do which is look at the books to see if they might interest me. Easier to work from a list. Have Merry Christmas. Thanks for posting this.

    Wool
    The Queen of Tambourine
    The Coward’s Tale – Vanessa Gebble
    Crusoe’s Daughter
    Hunger Games – Collins
    The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
    Game of Thrones
    The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer
    The Almond tree – Michelle Cohen Corasnti
    Room – Emma Donaghue
    The Tragedy of Arthur – Arthur Phillips
    A very Long Engagement – Sebastien Japrisot
    The Queen of the Tambourine
    Middlemarch
    The Last Apprentice – Joseph Delaney
    The Sherlockian – Graham Moore
    The Poe Shadow – Matthew Pearl
    The Last Dickens – Matthew Pearl
    Alif the Unseen – G. Willow Wilson
    The Casual Vacancy
    The Opposite of Art – Athol Dickson
    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Barbara Robinson
    To a God Unknown
    Bringing up the Bodies – Hillary Mantel
    Embassytown by China Mieville
    Book of Sorrows Walter Wangerin
    The Book of the Dun Cow – Wangerin
    Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
    Winters tale – Mark Helprin
    A Confederancy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
    Night Watch – Serge Lukyanenkos
    Death of the Modern Superhero
    One Thousand Gifts – Ann Voskamp
    The Alchemist
    Song of Achilles = Madeline Miller
    Dark Fever – Karen Moning
    Billy Lynn
    Generation Kill
    11/22/63 = Stephen King
    The Art of Fielding = Chad Harbach
    Live by Night – Dennis Lehane
    The Razer’s Edge – Sommerset Maugham

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    • Outstanding! Thanks for doing that. Yeah, a great byproduct of these contest is that the blog readers get a lot of great book recommendations.

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  58. The best book I’ve read in 2012 is Oliver Twist. It’s my favourite book and after studying it in University this year I have rediscovered my love for it! 🙂

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  59. Madison Majdecki #

    The best book I read in 2012 is The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. It is a beautiful book that makes you weep and laugh at the same time and feel as though the characters are your own best friends and in the end you can’t read anything else in mourning.

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    • I know what you mean, I couldn’t put the book down and read it all in one sitting. I cried for at least the last 3rd of it.

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  60. Alex Alvarez #

    I love reading so much so it’s hard to choose a favorite one but I’m choosing A Separate Peace by John Knowles because it’s a book that made me think like a good book makes me think. When reading we get immersed in the story, the character but this book especially made me feel that. I could feel the leaves, the air, the terror and the guilt. John Knowles’ sentences are just so lyrical I could hear the birds chirping. This is my favorite book because at the end of it, I didn’t just finish it – I grew up with it. If there are 2,869 ways of telling how I love this book, I would use 5,000 ways.

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  61. My favorite book this year was The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. I very rarely cry when reading, but this book broke my heart and made me ugly cry at the end. It’s definitely the book that hit me the hardest.

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  62. Harsh #

    the best book i read was My name is red by Orhan Pamuk.

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  63. sylviemarieheroux #

    Tough question… The Death of the Beekeeper by Lars Gustafsson would have to be at the top of the list, although my favorite author of the year would be Per Olov Enquist, although none of the 3 books I read would come ahead of Death of the Beekeeper, if that makes sense.

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  64. Come Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant.

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  65. Kellee H #

    “See You at the Top,” by Zig Ziglar.

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  66. Carey #

    Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to read a lot in 2012, especially from my classics project list, because I am busy with my baby twins, but I did read Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and really enjoyed it.

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  67. Yikes tough one. I’d have to say my favorite was “This Side of Paradise” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. While I recognize that Gatsby’s probably the better book literature wise, I find myself sympathizing way too much with Amory.
    Great idea for a contest, I’m having fun going through the comments and hunting for future reads.

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    December 19, 2012
  68. Best book . . . Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.

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  69. Megan #

    Usually I prefer fiction, but I read “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall while I was training for my first marathon and I loved it!

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  70. So many good books to choose from! I think the best this past year was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It was thought-provocing and hard to put down! Another great series that I’m loving is Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorte books. Very original!

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  71. Amy #

    Every time I glance through the books I’ve read, John Fowles’ The Magus stands out.

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  72. Vineland by Thomas Pynchon. Now to read through everyone else’s best reads!

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  73. Megan #

    It’s a toss up.. A tie between John Green’s “Looking for Alaska” (or “The Fault in Our Stars”) or Walter Wanegrin Jr’s “The Book of the Dun Cow” (and it’s sequel, “The Book of Sorrows”).

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  74. Catherine #

    It’s so hard for me to choose, but I’d have to say that the best book I read this year was The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. I also enjoyed Ender’s Game and Les Miserables.

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  75. 최다해 gongjumonica #

    The best book I have read this year would be The Alchemist. I didn’t believe others when they say Paulo Coelho is such a master in writing life’s lessons in one book, but after reading The Alchemist, I just echoed what others have been saying for quite a while.

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  76. Daphne #

    The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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  77. Noelia #

    And then there were none. I love my Agatha Christie!

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  78. Well, obviously that’s a really tough job. In a year where I also read Franzen’s Freedom (not so good as The Corrections, btw), Eggers’ A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room, Hesse’s Steppenwolf and Borges’ Ficciones, I should say that two women impressed me most. First of all, the genius and tenderness of Nicole Krauss’ The History of Love; and then, the genius, intelligence, humanity of Anaïs Nin’s A Spy in the House of Love. Maybe it’s a coincidence both of them carry the word ‘love’ in their titles (maybe not), but, this year, it surely was a tie.

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  79. Oh, geez…this is so hard. Hmmm…

    The best book I’ve read all year would have to be…The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. (If I could make a list, there would also be ten other books on it.)

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  80. Dominick Sabalos #

    My memory of things before around August is hazy, so I may well be forgetting something better – but I’ll say The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi. Having read his first book (the Quantum Thief) a couple of years ago, I was greatly looking forward to it, and wasn’t disappointed in the least.

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    December 20, 2012
  81. Cath #

    ‘Birds without Wings’ – Louis de Bernieres. A great read

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  82. I do hope I’m not too late – the knowledge of time difference evades me.

    It has to The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller for me, simply because it’s the book I can remember most, it really stuck with me. It’s well written, deeply emotive and loving. And it actually does make me feel as if I am in Ancient Greece, in some very strange way, Miller makes every part of this story feel so real.

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    December 20, 2012
  83. The best book I read in 2012 is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I read every book in the series and just loved it all!

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  84. Liz #

    “Capsized: Four Men Adrift for 119 Days” by James Nalepka, and Steven Callahan. One of the best non-fiction books I have ever read. it was very Inspiring.

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  85. Ben #

    The best book I have read in 2012 is probably the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo! The movie was not so great, however…. LOL

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  86. Amy #

    The best book I read this year was Little Bee by Chris Cleave. It was very sad and has really stayed with me. I learned a lot about the plight of refugees and none of it was pretty.

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    December 20, 2012
  87. I really enjoyed “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. It was incredibly inspirational and I loved the characters.

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  88. My favorite book from this year was definitely The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. Such a profound, moving book.

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    December 20, 2012
  89. Carly #

    Oh, tough call. I really enjoyed Sophie’s Choice. As well as Helter Skelter, which I read for maybe the 9th time.

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  90. Katie #

    My favorite book of 2012 was In The Heart of the Country by J.M. Coetzee. The sort of book that made me what to read everything else he has written…but not immediately for fear of never finding writing that would compare. Where has this author been?

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  91. Youmy #

    The best book i read was The Blind Assassin for my Independent Study Project for English (it’s also how i found you’re blog by googling about his book). I think atwood’s style is quite amazing – exactly what i’ve been looking for- and although i might not like everything she writes about, i would read everything she has to offer simply for her wonderful style

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    December 20, 2012
  92. Hard call, but I think 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami takes it.

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  93. Justin #

    My favorite book of 2012 was The Adventures of Augie March, Im also reading the Time top 100, but in much different order than yours. I actually found your site while looking for a similar book challenge.

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  94. Love in the Time of Cholera– Gabriel García Márquez

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  95. The best book I have read in 2012 was Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. At 21, both myself and my girlfriend were surprised I hadn’t read it already as I am a fan of dystopian novels. An expected, it was amazing and really got my brain going.

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