You may not know who John Wilson is, but he is a reader worth paying attention to. He is the editor of Christianity Today’s Books and Culture magazine and one of the most interesting readers I know. (I don’t actually know him, it is a figure of speech).
John Wilson has posted his favorite books of 2012. This is not a best books of 2012, but a favorite books of 2012 list. This is the same model I use when I put together the Bookwi.se Best of list (which I finalized this morning.)
One of the things I like about John Wilson is that he reads all kinds of books. Both the very serious and academic and the light and fun. (He is also a fan of spy fiction and keeps introducing me to new and good spy fiction.) I will admit that I have not read a single book on the list and have only heard of one of them.