My books of 2012

Hardly an original thing to do but, as 2012 breathes its last, here are my favourite books of the 73 I’ve read in the past twelve months (not all of which were actually published this year).

Teenage/Children’s fiction

1. Kevin Brooks – iBoy

2. Frank Cottrell Boyce – The Unforgotten Coat

3. April Henry – Girl, Stolen

4. Andy Mulligan – Trash

5. Ali Lewis – Everybody Jam

Adult fiction

1. Patrick De Witt – The Sisters Brothers

2. Jonas Jonasson – The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

3. Kevin Powers – The Yellow Birds

4. Philip David Alexander – North of Here

5. Louisa Young – My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You


1. Kate Summerscale – The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

2. Jason Cowley – The Last Game

3. Giles Foden (ed.) – Body of Work

4. Christopher Simon Sykes – Hockney: A Rake’s Progress

5. Tom Hart Dyke & Paul Winder – The Cloud Garden

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