The Best of the Book Lists 2012

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One of our favorite things about the holiday season is the recap of the year in books! Publications, websites, and readers everywhere begin pulling together what they think is the cream of the crop — the best books of the year. Take a look below through some of the lists we’ve pulled together, and keep an eye here for additions to the list as we approach the end of this stellar literary year.

ADULT LISTS

Amazon’s Best Books of 2012

Amazon CA’s Best Books of 2012

Amazon UK’s Best Books of 2012

Barnes & Noble’s Best Books of 2012

Book Riot’s Best Books of 2012

Booklist Best Art Books of 2012

Booklist Best Biographies of 2012

Booklist Best Books of 2012

Booklist Best Cookbooks of 2012

Booklist Best Crime Fiction Audiobooks 2012

Booklist Best Crime Novels of 2012

Booklist Best Debut Novels of 2012

Booklist Best Food Books 2012

Booklist Best Graphic Novels 2012

Booklist Best Historical Fiction 2012

Booklist Best Romance 2012

Booklist Best Science Fiction/Fantasy

Booklist Best Sports Books 2012

Brain Pickings’ 5½ Favorite Food Books of 2012

Brain Pickings’ Best Art Books of 2012

Brain Pickings’ Best Design Books of 2012

Brain Pickings’ Best Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction of 2012

Brain Pickings’ Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2012

Brain Picking’s Best Science Books of 2012

Christian Science Monitor’s 10 Best Fiction Books of 2012

Christian Science Monitor’s 15 Best Nonfiction Books of 2012

Epicurious’ Best Cookbooks of 2012

Fast Company’s Best Business Books of 2012

Flavorwire’s 10 Best Debut Novels of 2012

Flavorwire’s Books That Made the Most ‘Best Of 2012′ Book Lists

Guardian’s Best Art Books of 2012

Guardian’s Best Biographies of 2012

Guardian’s Best Food Books of 2012

Guardian’s Best Graphic Novels of 2012

Guardian’s Best Poetry Books of 2012

Guardian’s Best Psychology Books of 2012

Guardian’s Best Science Books of 2012

Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2012

Huffington Post Best Books of 2012: Staff Picks

Indigo Best Books of 2012

Kirkus Best Debut Fiction of 2012

Kirkus Best Fiction Books of 2012

Largehearted Boy’s Best of 2012 Book Lists

NetGalley’s Top Books of 2012

New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2012

New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2012

New York Times’ Best Bathroom Books of 2012

Newsday’s 10 Best Books of 2012

Parents Magazine Best Children’s Books of 2012

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2012

Publishers Weekly Best Comics of 2012

Publishers Weekly Best Fiction of 2012

Publishers Weekly Best Lifestyle of 2012

Publishers Weekly Best Mystery/Thriller of 2012

Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction of 2012

Publishers Weekly Best Poetry Books of 2012

Publishers Weekly Best Religion of 2012

Publishers Weekly Best Romance of 2012

Publishers Weekly Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror of 2012

Slate’s Best Books of 2012

St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s 50 Favorite Books of 2012

TIME’s Top 10 Fiction Books of 2012

TIME’s Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2012

Vogue’s Best Books of 2012

Wall Street Journal Best Art Books of 2012

Wall Street Journal Best Biographies of 2012

Washington Post Best Design Books of 2012


CHILDREN’S and TEENS’ LISTS

Booklist Best Art Books for Teens 2012

Booklist Best Biographies for Teens 2012

Booklist Best Crime Fiction for Teens 2012

Booklist Best Debut Novels for Teens 2012

Booklist Best Graphic Novels for Teens 2012

Booklist Best Romance for Teens 2012

Booklist Best Science Fiction/Fantasy for Teens 2012

Booklist Best Sports Books for Teens 2012

Brain Pickings’ Best Illustrated Children’s Books and Picturebooks of 2012

Kirkus Best Children’s Books of 2012

New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2012

Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Fiction of 2012

Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Nonfiction of 2012

Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Picture Books of 2012

Wall Street Journal Best Children’s Books of 2012

Washington Post Best Kids Books of 2012

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