100 Notable Books for 2012

The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
Published: November 27, 2012

The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. The full article is in the Sunday New York Times Book Review Section; the following list of titles only shows the fiction and poetry:

  • ALIF THE UNSEEN. By G. Willow Wilson
  • ALMOST NEVER. By Daniel Sada
  • AN AMERICAN SPY. By Olen Steinhauer
  • ARCADIA. By Lauren Groff
  • AT LAST. By Edward St. Aubyn
  • BEAUTIFUL RUINS. By Jess Walter
  • BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK. By Ben Fountain
  • BLASPHEMY. By Sherman Alexie
  • THE BOOK OF MISCHIEF: New and Selected Stories. By Steve Stern
  • BRING UP THE BODIES. By Hilary Mantel

  • BUILDING STORIES. By Chris Ware
  • BY BLOOD. By Ellen Ullman
  • CANADA. By Richard Ford
  • CARRY THE ONE. By Carol Anshaw
  • CITY OF BOHANE. By Kevin Barry
  • COLLECTED POEMS. By Jack Gilbert
  • DEAR LIFE: Stories. By Alice Munro
  • THE DEVIL IN SILVER. By Victor LaValle
  • ENCHANTMENTS. By Kathryn Harrison
  • FLIGHT BEHAVIOR. By Barbara Kingsolver
  • FOBBIT. By David Abrams
  • THE FORGETTING TREE. By Tatjana Soli
  • GATHERING OF WATERS. By Bernice L. McFadden
  • GODS WITHOUT MEN. By Hari Kunzru
  • HHhH. By Laurent Binet
  • A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING. By Dave Eggers
  • HOME. By Toni Morrison
  • HOPE: A TRAGEDY. By Shalom Auslander
  • HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE? By Sheila Heti
  • IN ONE PERSON. By John Irving
  • A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME. By Wiley Cash
  • MARRIED LOVE: And Other Stories. By Tessa Hadley
  • NW. By Zadie Smith
  • ON THE SPECTRUM OF POSSIBLE DEATHS. By Lucia Perillo
  • PURE. By Julianna Baggott
  • THE RIGHT-HAND SHORE. By Christopher Tilghman
  • THE ROUND HOUSE. By Louise Erdrich
  • SALVAGE THE BONES. By Jesmyn Ward
  • SAN MIGUEL. By T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • SHINE SHINE SHINE. By Lydia Netzer
  • SHOUT HER LOVELY NAME. By Natalie Serber
  • SILENT HOUSE. By Orhan Pamuk
  • THE STARBOARD SEA. By Amber Dermont
  • SWEET TOOTH. By Ian McEwan
  • SWIMMING HOME. By Deborah Levy
  • TELEGRAPH AVENUE. By Michael Chabon
  • THE TESTAMENT OF MARY. By Colm Toibin
  • THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER. By Junot Díaz
  • THREE STRONG WOMEN. By Marie NDiaye
  • TOBY’S ROOM. By Pat Barker
  • WATERGATE. By Thomas Mallon
  • WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ANNE FRANK: Stories. By Nathan Englander
  • THE YELLOW BIRDS. By Kevin Powers

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The New York Times has followed up with the Ten Best Books of 2012. These are the fiction selections:

  • BRING UP THE BODIES By Hilary Mantel
  • BUILDING STORIES By Chris Ware
  • A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING By Dave Eggers
  • NW By Zadie Smith
  • THE YELLOW BIRDS By Kevin Powers

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