9780812979329-1Library Journal has selected their Best Books of 2012 and we were thrilled to see so many Random House, Inc authors make the list. Congrats to all our authors for receiving this honor.

Four of LJ’s Top 10 Books of the Year:

Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo (Random House)

Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Doubleday)

The Lady in Gold, Anne-Marie O’Connor (Knopf)

Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed (Vintage)

Extended list of Best Books:

Quiet:  the Power of Introverts in a World that can’t stop talking, Susan Cain (Crown)

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (Crown)

Paris in Love:  A Memoir, Eloisa James (Random House)

The Forgiven, Lawrence Osborne (Hogarth)

In the House of the Interpreter, Ngugi wa’Thiong’o (Pantheon)


Ethical Chic:  the Companies that want our Love, Fran Hawthorne (Beacon Press)


Design in Nature:  how the Constructal Law governs evolution in biology, physics, technology and social organization, Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane (Doubleday)


La Petite, Michele Halberstadt (Other Press)


Night Rounds, Helene Tursten  (Soho Crime)

Historical Fiction:

The Sandcastle Girls, Chris Bohjalian (Doubleday)

Silver:  Return to Treasure Island, Andrew Motion (Crown)


Bad Glass, Richard E. Gropp (Del Rey)

Women’s Fiction:

Wife 22, Melanie Gideon (Ballantine)


A Gentleman Undone, Cecilia Grant (Bantam)


101 Cookbooks: 501 Classic Recipes, Marvin J. Taylor & Clark Wolf (Rizzoli)

Susan Feniger’s Street Food: Irresistibly Crispy, Creamy, Crunchy, Spicy, Sticky, Sweet Recipes, Susan Feniger (Clarkson Potter)

Asian Tofu: Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It at Home, Andrea Nguyen & Maren Caruso (Ten Speed)

* The full Library Journal Best Books list will be available on 12/20 on LibraryJournal.com.

Library Journal's Best Books of 2012

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