Best Books of 2012 from The Bibliotaphe Closet

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Best Books of 2012 from The Bibliotaphe Closet


By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

 The wonderful thing about the end of a year is the ability to look back in retrospect. In a year, I was able to read, rate, and review a total of 45 books, primarily literary fiction, on my blog, The Bibliotaphe Closet. Of the 45 titles, here are my top 15 choices of the books I’ve read in 2012 (not necessarily books that were published in 2012):

1. The Glass Boys by Nicole Lundrigan

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2. I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits

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3. The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

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4. Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay

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5. This Will Be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories by Johanna Skibsrud

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6. The Deleted World by Tomas Transtromer

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7. The Red House by Mark Haddon

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8. Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

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9. The Rest Is Silence by Scott Fotheringham

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10. The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood

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11. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

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12. Inside by Alix Ohlin


13. Born Weird by Andrew Kaufman

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14. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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15. Monsieur by Emma Becker



It’ll be interesting to discover which books I will read, review, and most enjoy in the year 2013.

Goodbye 2012…The Bibliotaphe Closet was filled with many new releases that have enriched my reading experience and hopefully have enriched yours.

I’m looking forward to reading a whole new batch for 2013!

What will be the first book you choose to read in the New Year?


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2 thoughts on “Best Books of 2012 from The Bibliotaphe Closet”

  1. A very nice list of books! The only ones I’ve read are The Night Circus and The Red House. I definitely want to read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye and several of the others. Other than books I’m committed to read for review, I’m hoping to read Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore early in the new year. (I was hoping to get it for Christmas, but am now waiting for it to come in for me at the library!)

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