As 2012 comes to an end, I reminisce about the books I read this year, narrowing down my favorites to accomplish the task I actually dread doing each year: “best of” lists. In years past I’ve dreaded this task so much that I’ve refused to do it. I read nearly 175 books every year. Narrowing that down to my top 10 list is nearly impossible. Last year I came up with a method I actually look forward to. Rather than attempting to narrow down my list of favorite books to ten titles, why not simply spotlight all of my favorite books?
This year, I’ve decided to start off with my favorite non fiction titles. Non-fiction is definitely a segment of books I really need to explore more and each year I try to resolve to read more of it. It is definitely the shortest of my favorites list, but that certainly shouldn’t take away from the impact each of these books. So, without further ado. My favorites of 2012 Nonfiction List. Each of these books are vastly, vastly different as you will soon see:
- Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susan Cahalan
- Elsewhere by Richard Russo
- The Woman Who Wasn’t There: The True Story of Incredible Deception by Robin Gaby Fisher and Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr.
Stay tuned for rest of my “Best of” books list, coming over the next several days.
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