BookLoons Recommended Reads 2012 by Hilary Williamson
The year has flown by and it is December once more ... we've baked (and drizzled) fruit cakes, lit outdoor lights, started shopping for gifts, penned cards to far-flung family and friends, and I have been playing carols on my harp. We've had dustings of snow outside and huddled by a fire inside, rehearsing for the holidays. Anticipation scents the air.
A big part of the festive season for me has always been the anticipation of books, carefully selected as gifts or put aside for personal enjoyment in the quiet times we all savor during the holdiay rush. If good reading matters to you too, look through our recommendations of the best books of 2012 below (limited to only 3 per genre with difficulty and personal bias). These are mainly hardcovers - find great reads most likely published in paperback in 2012 in our Recommended Reads 2011.