Best books of 2012 |

Best books of 2012

Each year, staff members of The Next Page Bookstore, 409 E. Main St. in Frisco, select their favorite reads to recommend to customers for the coming year. All of the selected books came out in 2012. The list also includes a few non-book items (tea and hot chocolate on a stick, for example) and humorous books that co-owner Karen Berg said are huge sellers despite their tacky titles. “We take these selections very seriously and hand sell off this list all year long with confidence that our customers will love them,” Berg said. “These are actual reads, not off any list but our own.”

Nancy’s Picks

“The Fundamentals of Caregiving” by Jonathan Evison

“The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey

Also Recommended: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain

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Karen’s Picks

“The Round House” by Louise Erdrich

“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

“Sonder the Snow Snake” by Annie Fox (children)

“I Could Pee On This: and other Poems by Cats” by Francesco Marciuliano

Also Recommended: “Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers

Amy’s Picks

“The Diviners” by Libba Bray (YA: young adult)

“The Flight of Gemma Hardy” by Margot Livesey

Also Recommended: “The Twelve” by Justin Cronin (2nd book in “The Passage” trilogy)

Laurie’s Picks

“Wild: Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed

“Sutton” by J.R. Moehringer

“Jerusalem: A Cookbook” by Yotam Ottolenghi

Also Recommended: “Freeman” by Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Erik’s Picks

“This Is How You Lose Her” by Junot Diaz

“Fifty Shades of Chicken” by F.L. Fowler

Also Recommended: “Dear Life” by Alice Munro

Tessa’s Picks

“Seraphina” by Rachel Hartman (YA)

“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green (YA)

Also Recommended: Popbar Hot Chocolate on a Stick, Dark

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