In case anyone is interested in what I read in 2012, I thought I’d post a list. I reconstructed it from my Kindle, and so is probably missing the occasional book I read in paper, but I certainly have included my favorites from last year.
The Fault in our Stars
Kids with cancer is a tough topic, but he might be the one writer to tackle it with with the right mix of humor, irony and honesty.
Wool came out around the same time as Resurrection and it’s been my great pleasure to watch its amazing success. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
John le Carre
My middle child became obsessed with this series and we had lots of fun deciding which factions we (and the rest of the family and all of our friends) belonged in.
Such clear, graceful writing framing a story that blends history with historical fiction.