Best Books of 2012

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s Top 10 books of 2012:

Fiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
Bring Up the BodiesHilary Mantel
Building StoriesChris Ware
A Hologram For the KingDave Eggers
NWZadie Smith
The Yellow BirdsKevin Powers

Nonfiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai UndercityKatherine Boo
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for IdentityAndrew Solomon
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon JohnsonRobert A. Caro
The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. KennedyDavid Nasaw
Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective StoryJim Holt

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 2012

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 2012:

TitleAuthor
Finalist: Swamplandia!Karen Russell
Finalist: The Pale KingDavid Foster Wallace
Finalist: Train DreamsDenis Johnson

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 2012:

TitleAuthor
Winner: The Swerve: How the World Became ModernStephen Greenblatt
Finalist: One Hundred Names For Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of HealingDiane Ackerman
Finalist: Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of MenMara Hvistendahl

Amazon’s Bestselling Books of 2012

Here are the top selling books on Amazon in 2012:

TitleAuthor
1. Fifty Shades of GreyE L James
2. Fifty Shades DarkerE L James
3. Fifty Shades FreedE L James
4. No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin LadenMark Owen
5. Gone GirlGillian Flynn
6. Killing KennedyBill O’Reilly
7. Killing LincolnBill O’Reilly
8. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and RedemptionLaura Hillenbrand
9. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the AfterlifeEben Alexander
10. The 5 Love LanguagesGary Chapman

Note: Only considering adult fiction and nonfiction titles.