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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Books of the year: 2012
Here are my picks for the best books of 2012, fiction and nonfiction. These aren't the best books published this year, but rather the best I've read
in the last twelvemonth. The winner in both categories is barely distinguished from the pack, and the runners up are all worthy of reading. Runners up appear in alphabetical order by their author's surname.
I am posting these early because I will be travelling and without Internet access at the end of the year. Also, since I'm currently reading volume 3 of The Last Lion
, the monumental biography of Churchill, which I won't finish before the new year, my reading list for 2012
is already complete.