It’s time again for the list of books that I enjoyed most this year. As always, only some of these books were published in 2012, but they were all a part of my 2012 experience.
Each of my top 5 could easily have been #1. In the end, I put Gone Girl in the top spot because on almost every page I muttered to myself, “How is she DOING this?”
I want to be a mystery novel lover, because the genre is so huge and so there are so many pleasures to be had, but I often get halfway through a mystery and admit to myself that I simply don’t care who did it or why (P. D. James is someone who often disappoints me this way). Other times I don’t even get that far, because I am so distracted by the poor writing. …
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