Best Books of the Year: 2012 Editors' Picks

Discover the best books of the year. See our editors' top 100 picks in print books and Kindle books.

Picking the best of anything is always difficult, but this year Sara Nelson and the gang had a different kind of difficulty: an embarrassment of riches. All year long we read and loved so many books that the usually spirited Best of the Year meetings were, well, especially spirited. In the end, we arrived at a list that we're proud of, offering something for everyone. Enjoy! -- The Amazon Books Editors


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