Of the one hundred and ten books I read in 2012–here are my personal favorites and the ones I am most likely to recommend.
Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Winner of the most fun fictional read about Seattle and Microsoft.
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters
Winner of most fascinating use of Hollywood and Italian scenery.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Winner of the I can’t turn the pages fast enough to find out what happens next.
IQ84 by Haruki Murakami
Winner of WTF is this book? But damn it’s good.
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Winner of I love this book but hate the ending.
Business and Productivity:
Extreme Productivity by Robert C. Pozen
Winner of most likely to use these productivity tips.
A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents and Ourselves by Jane Gross
Winner of everyone with a parent over the age of 60 needs to buy and read this book now.
Siberia Bound: Chasing the American Dream on Russia’s Wild Frontier by Alexander Blakely
Winner of Economic Lessons wrapped up in a heartwarming memoir.
Moby-Dick in Pictures by Matt Kish
Winner of I Saw Your Website but Had to Own the Book No Matter What the Price.
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 Edited by Mary Roach
Winner of Best Anthology Collection of Stories.