What were the best books of 2012? The editors of Booklist, a book review magazine, have announced a list they consider the “best” of last year. Here are a few of the adult fiction titles available at the library: Arcadia by Lauren Groff; The Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig; The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler*; Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver; Home by Toni Morrison*; In One Person by John Irving; The Round House by Louise Erdrich*; Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan*; The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce*.
New titles in fiction include: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton; When Snow Falls by Brenda Novak; Shiver by Karen Robards; The Panther by Nelson DeMille*; Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck; Cross Roads by William Young; The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber*; Heroes Proved by Oliver North; Two Graves by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child*; Heart’s Safe Passage by Laurie Eakes; Threat Vector by Tom Clancy; The Black Box by Michael Connelly*; The Forgotten by David Baldacci*; The Hiding Place by David Bell; The Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok; How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O’Neal.
Nonfiction titles for the New Year: Help, Thanks, Wow: the Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott; Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors by Ann Rule; A Gift of Hope: Helping the Homeless by Danielle Steel*; The Story of America: Essays on Origins by Jill Lepore; The Law of Divine Compensation by Marianne Williamson; How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough*; The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life by Dr. Robin Zasio*; The Horse In My Garage by Patrick F. McManus; Fed Up With Frenzy: Slow Parenting in a Fast-Moving World by Susan Sachs Lipman; Dream More by Dolly Parton.
*Denotes titles available in digital formats on South Dakota Titles to Go, http://southdakota.lib.overdrive.com.