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

Best Books of 2012: Editors' Top Picks

2012 Top 10 Customer Favorites

Editors' Picks by Category

2012 Best Books of the Year: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Celebrity Readers: What Books Did They Love in 2012?

Best Books of 2012: Literature & Fiction

Best Books of 2012: Kindle Singles

Best Books of 2012: Nonfiction

Customer Discussions: Best Books

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Worst Book Ever Written? 419 Mar 14, 2015
recently read best book 220 Jun 8, 2014
Christian authors. 0 Jun 8, 2014
The Light Between Oceans, (Stedman) 10 Jun 8, 2014
Best Book Ever 1222 Jun 6, 2014
Poetry 2 May 9, 2014
Looking for suggestions for a book that takes place in a Christmas setting. 1 Apr 30, 2014
Crime Fiction 157 Jan 2, 2014
Best books from the last 10 years 0 Dec 21, 2013
Best pick for a mystery book group 161 Aug 24, 2013
Best book by a new author 41 Aug 21, 2013
Suggest a children book! 1 Aug 21, 2013