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Entertainment Realm’s 20 Picks for Best Fiction of 2012 [11-20]

Making lists of my favorite books, music, films proves challenging every year. Thus I’m making a list of 20. To put it in perspective, I’ve read 90 books at this writing. I have a few in progress. Here are the one’s that I keep thinking about and recommending to others [If I reviewed it, I linked to the review]:

make it stay

11. Make It Stay by Joan Frank [Permanent Press]

divorce islamic style

12. Divorce Islamic Style by Amara Lakhous [Europa]

the lion is in

13. The Lion is In by Delia Ephron [Blue Rider Press]

beside the sea

14. Beside the Sea by Veronique Olmi [Tin House Books]

news from spain

15. The News from Spain by Joan Wickersham [Knopf]

hemingway's girl

16. Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck [NAL, 2012]

threats

17. Threats by Amelia Gray [Farrar, Straus and Giroux]

miss_fuller

18. MISS FULLER by April Bernard [SteerForth Press]

Cascade

19. Cascade by Maryanne O’Hara [Viking]

unattended death

20. An Unattended Death by Victoria Jenkins [The Permanent Press]

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BOOKS: Best of 2012 So Far

[these are listed in the order that I’ve read them]

The Last Nude by Ellis Avery [Riverhead, 2012]

The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margo Livesey [HarperCollins, 2012]

Stay Awake: stories by Dan Chaon [Ballantine/Random House, 2012]

Charlotte au Chocolat: Memories of a Restaurant Girlhood by Charlotte Silver [2012]

Make It Stay by Joan Frank [Permanent Press, 2012]

Divorce Islamic Style by Amara Lakhous [Europa, April 2012]

The Lion is In by Delia Ephron [March 2012]

Guts by Kristen Johnston [March 2012]

Threats by Amelia Gray [Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012]

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green [Dutton, 2012]

Dirt by David Vann [Harper, April 2012]

I Suck at Girls by Justin Halpern [IT Books, 2012]

Lizz Free or Die by Lizz Winstead [Riverhead Books, 2012]

MISS FULLER by April Bernard [SteerForth Press, 2012]

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian [Doubleday, 2012]

The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus [Knopf, 2012]

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz [Riverhead, 2012]


The Age of Desire by Jennie Fields [Pamela Dorman, 2012]

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