As "best of" lists are in the eye of the beholders, instead I offer some of my 2012 favorites, in various categories, in hopes that one or more will speak to someone! Here's to another great year of books in 2013!
Book I think everyone should read: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. You'll either gain insight into yourself, or someone you live with, love, work with, or parent.
Memoir with a great title: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
Favorite teen book with Socrates as a character: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
Favorite dystopia (with zombies): This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Favorite dystopia (no zombies): The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Favorite food memoir: Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
Favorite illustrated book about cats, and grief: Have You Seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros
Great list, Becker, and I haven't read any of them! But why isn't there a book about us extroverts?
Well, Quiet talks about how the world kind of "defaults" to extroverts...and that is what is expected. But maybe one will be written soon, since Quiet was so popular!
Thanks Becker! I finally jumped in and bought a kindle. I'll put these on my Goodreads list!
Isn't Machiavelli's The Prince about extroverts?! Introverts could never pull it off.