I read 181 books in 2012 (a record reading year for me), as a result I consumed some very high quality print both in dtb (dead tree book) and kindle format. The below list was hard to compile, mainly due to the volume of reads and partially due to my own rules I've created when compiling such lists.
To the rules: I dont count re-reads (books I've read more than once in past years), I dont generally count 'series' books unless it's completely mind shattering, and I dont allow my list to contain more than 1 book by a given author. My list, my rules.
This 'best of list' is a list of READS from 2012 - books I managed to get through which could've been published years ago, not books solely released in 2012. I know I've missed out on some great new releases that I'll get around to at some stage (current TBR - just shy of 250) so, no doubt those will feature later.
There goes - enough of my babbling, below is my list in no particular order of the books I most enjoyed - the cream of the crop in what was a very satisfying reading year:
*Note – I couldn’t keep it to 10, so below are the top 15 reads of 2012: