LJ Best Books 2016

A jury of our peers discussed, debated, disagreed, and finally declared LJ’s annual Top Ten Best Books of the year, selected by our editors, as well as Top Five lists for genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and SELF-e titles. VISIT THE WEBSITE

Top Audio: Top ten best-selling 2012 releases from Tantor Audio

1. Anshaw, Carol. Carry the One. ISBN 9781452635859. $71.99. F

2. The Countess of Carnarvon. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle. ISBN 9781452636849. $83.99. BIOG

3. Dau, Stephen. The Book of Jonas. ISBN 9781452635972. $71.99. F

4. Wolke, Robert L. What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained.
ISBN 9781452636368. $90.99. HOME ECON

5. Lester, Toby. Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image. ISBN 9781452635361. $71.99. FINE ARTS

6. Diamandis, Peter H. & Kotler, Steven. Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think. ISBN 9781452637181. $83.99. SOC SCI

7. Perry, Thomas. Poison Flower. ISBN 9781452634708. $71.99. F

8. Terenzio, RoseMarie. Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss. ISBN 9781452636122. $71.99. BIOG

9. Maas, Jane. Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the ’60s and Beyond. ISBN 9781452635507. $71.99. MEMOIR/BUS

10. Rasmussen, Rebecca. The Bird Sisters. ISBN 9781452636832. $83.99. F

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Michael Rogers (mrogers@mediasourceinc.com) is Media Editor, Library Journal and Managing Editor of LJ Reviews.


  1. Micka says:

    I love your list — I’m always looking for great audio books to check out since I travel for my job and always seem to be in my car with the books to keep me company. I actually stumbled on a great review of Wolke’s book yesterday when I was flicking AM talk radio stations in Chicago and came across The Book Report — its a literary talk radio station that focuses a lot on audio books. You might be interested to check out the show’s site since past shows are archived there and can be streamed — I’m doing that now.