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Fran's 2012 Best List

Generally, of course, everyone comes up with a Top Ten Books of the Year list, but obviously I have never been one to follow the rules. Those of you who've been around for a while recognize this, and you shake your heads but you put up with me anyway. Thank you!

So this year, because (as usual) I've read a ton, I figured I'd give myself THREE Top Ten lists -- Local, Paperback and Hardback -- so I'd have a total of 30 slots. Greedy, yes, but remember, I read a lot, and I pinky-swear that these are not all the books I've read through the year; I actually muttered and scribbled and scratched off titles and rearranged things for weeks. And of course none of these deals with my non-mystery reading, which I do from time to time to clear my head.

So then. Turns out I didn't have a full 10 for Local and Paperback, so I not-so-cleverly shoved all my empty slots into the other Hardback section, and that raised an issue, but that's for the next post. Anyway, here are my Local and Paperback Best of Lists for 2013. These are in alphabetical order by author, since I can't actually rank them. I love them all.

$26.95
ISBN: 9780441020034
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Published: Ace Books - March 6th, 2012

Local HB

 

 

 


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ISBN: 9781451606720
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Published: Touchstone Books - June 12th, 2012

Local HB

 

 

 


$25.00
ISBN: 9780802119940
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - June 19th, 2012

Local HB

 

 

 


$25.99
ISBN: 9780061976223
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Published: Harper - February 1st, 2012

Local HB

 

 

 


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ISBN: 9780451464552
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Published: Roc - August 7th, 2012

Local HB

 

 

 


$26.99
ISBN: 9780061928123
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Published: Harper - June 12th, 2012

Local HB

 

 

 


$7.99
ISBN: 9781455500154
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Published: Forever - February 28th, 2012

Local Trade Paperback

 

 

 


$7.99
ISBN: 9780312941994
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - July 31st, 2012

Local Trade Paperback

 

 

 


$7.99
ISBN: 9780425250327
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Published: Berkley Books - July 3rd, 2012

Local Trade Paperback

 

 

 


$7.99
ISBN: 9780515150353
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Published: Jove Books - February 7th, 2012

Local Trade Paperback

 

 

 


$7.99
ISBN: 9780515151169
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Published: Jove Books - October 30th, 2012

Local Trade Paperback

 

 

 


$14.99
ISBN: 9780984893003
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Published: Brackets Press - March 29th, 2012

Local Trade Paperback

 

 

 


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ISBN: 9781594745768
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Published: Quirk Books - July 10th, 2012

Local Trade Paperback

 

 

 


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ISBN: 9780316097772
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Published: Reagan Arthur Books - July 31st, 2012

 

 

 


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ISBN: 9780765327345
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Published: Forge - July 17th, 2012

 

 

 


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ISBN: 9780345504982
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 16th, 2012

 

 

 


$25.00
ISBN: 9780307588364
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - June 5th, 2012

 

 

 


$24.95
ISBN: 9781402798122
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Published: Silveroak - May 2012

 

 

 


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ISBN: 9780670023653
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Published: Viking Books - July 24th, 2012

 

 

 


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ISBN: 9780316198462
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Published: Mulholland Books - November 13th, 2012

 

 

 


$28.95
ISBN: 9780670023486
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Published: Viking Books - July 10th, 2012

 

 

 


$25.95
ISBN: 9781468300505
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Published: Overlook Press - November 8th, 2012

 

 

 


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ISBN: 9781451645675
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Published: Atria Books - August 21st, 2012

 

 

 


$24.95
ISBN: 9781454901273
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Published: Silveroak - October 2nd, 2012

 

 

 


$14.00
ISBN: 9780802120441
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Published: Grove Press - September 2012

 

 

 


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ISBN: 9780670023691
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Published: Viking Books - November 8th, 2012

 

 

 


$26.00
ISBN: 9780345534217
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 15th, 2013

 

 

 


$26.95
ISBN: 9781616952044
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Published: Soho Crime - January 1st, 2013

 

 

 


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ISBN: 9781451660074
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Published: Atria Books - September 18th, 2012

 

 

 


$24.99
ISBN: 9780446511360
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 14th, 2012

 

 

 


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ISBN: 9780345534415
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Published: Del Rey - July 10th, 2012

 

 

 


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ISBN: 9780399158049
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Published: Putnam Adult - August 2nd, 2012

 

 

 


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ISBN: 9780399159015
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Published: Amy Einhorn Books - April 17th, 2012