New York Times: 10 Best Books of 2012

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New York Times Book Review: 10 Best Books of 2012

Fiction

  • Bring Up the Bodies – Hilary Mantel
  • Building Stories – Chris Ware
  • A Hologram for the King – Dave Eggers
  • NW – Zadie Smith
  • The Yellow Birds – Kevin Powers

Nonfiction

  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity – Katherine Boo
  • Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity – Andrew Solomon
  • The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson – Robert A. Caro
  • The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy – David Nasaw
  • Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story – Jim Holt