I am clearly drawn to and enjoy a certain kind of book more than others. Of the books that I rated five stars, the majority were rip-your-heart-out historical fiction novels.
Since my reading list is shorter than usual, my favorite books list is also shorter than usual. Here are a few of my very favorites that were also published in 2012--in no particular order :
The Healing by Jonathan Odell
In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
You can read my review **here**.
Perla by Carolina De Robertis
Honorable Mention :