Best Books of 2012 List Best Books of 2012 published their best books of 2012 list recently.  I am doing better on Audible’s list.  I have have read 6 of the mentioned books.  But there are a lot of books, 14 categories with 4 books in most categories and then six editors all got to pick their own four books.  The book of the year is

Beautiful Ruins by Jess WalterBeautiful Ruins

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. So begins a tale that is gloriously inventive and constantly surprising – a story of flawed yet fascinating people, navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.

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