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Top Ten of 2012 December 11, 2012

Posted by Chris in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Thoughtful Ramblings.
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Here are some of the books I loved in 2012 and why:

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon—for reminding me of the magic of books and their powerful impact on my everyday

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon—for continued, masterful storytelling

The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon—for brilliantly twisting the narrative of the characters and places I’ve grown very fond of—extra points for the Cemetery of Forgotten Books!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn—holey moley

Girl Walks Into a Bar by Rachel Dratch—as funny as I expected

This Will Make You Smarter by Edited John Brockman—for over 150 scientific concepts (had to pass on some) but each typically two- to three-pages long so enough to give me something to ponder without making my head explode

The One World School House: Education Reimagined by Salman Khan—made me want to go back and do it all over again

Portrait of a Novel by Michael Gorra—written like fiction about the creation of one of my favorite fictions, The Portrait of a Lady

Canada by Richard Ford—for his style

Kayak Morning by Roger Rosenblatt—for helping me feel the healing powers of nature

~ Chris

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