Book Riot Readers’ Top 25 Books of 2012

Rebecca Joines Schinsky

Chief of Staff

Rebecca Joines Schinsky is the executive director of product and ecommerce at Riot New Media Group. She co-hosts All the Books! and the Book Riot Podcast. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaschinsky.

A couple weeks ago, we invited you to join in the end-of-year list making fun and share your favorite books of 2012. 530 of you answered the call, listing 572 individual titles. Click here to see all titles submitted and their corresponding vote counts. (Note: 33 entries were thrown out because the books were not published in 2012.) There were no genre, age, or audience restrictions. Anything published in 2012 was fair game. Without further ado, here are your top 25 books of 2012.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (94 votes)

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (80)

Insurgent by Veronica Roth (26)

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (23)

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (21)

The Twelve by Justin Cronin (21)

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (19)

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (18)

The Age of Desire by Jennie Fields (17)

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (17)

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz (16)

Arcadia by Lauren Groff (14)

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (13)

The Round House by Louise Erdrich (13)

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (13)

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (12)

Wild by Cheryl Strayed (12)

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain (11)

Canada by Richard Ford (11)

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (11)

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple (11)

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (10)

Every Day by David Levithan (10)

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (10)

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (10)