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My Top Ten of 2012 - Sharyn B.

Today's favorites of 2012 list comes from Sharyn B. of NightwoodsShoreview:

Sharyn's Top Ten of 2012

Nightwoods by Charles Frazier – A woman in 1960’s North Carolina struggles with the children of her murdered sister.  My favorite read of 2012.

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett – A beautiful tale of opera and hostages in a South American embassy.Chomp

Chomp by Carl Hiassen – My favorite juvenile book of the year about a reality survival show being shot in the Florida Everglades.  Hilarious.  

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout – Olive isn’t very likeable but the stories and characters all felt very real.

In the Garden of Beasts:  Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson -    A fascinating but claustrophobic look at 1930’s Germany.

Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger – The first book in the popular MN mystery series.

Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyMiddlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides – A sprawling tale of Greek immigrants, Detroit and a hermaphrodite.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carre – The movie made a lot more sense after I read the book!

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier – 19th century female paleontologists.

Sherlock Season Two (DVD) – Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman play a modern day Holmes & Watson.


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