Best Books 2012: Editor’s Letter

LJ‘s book review staff has been busy on your behalf. We recently sequestered ourselves for a day to have a polite discussion—yes, really—about the ten best books that came our way in 2012. You’ll have to hold on to your seat a bit longer though; that list will be winging its way to you in our December print issue and in our LJ Reviews enewsletter on December 20th. For hints on the riches to come, follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

In the meantime, our columnists have been doing some work of their own. Here are lists from our genre fiction contributors, who’ve sifted through the year’s offerings to present the top titles in their area.

Henrietta Verma About Henrietta Verma

Henrietta Verma (, @ettaverma) is reviews editor at Library Journal, edits LJ's reference review column, and covers ereference and digital databases for the magazine. Before joining LJ's staff, Etta was reference editor at SLJ for five years and edited that magazine's Series Made Simple supplement. Etta, who is from Ireland, has also been a reference librarian and a library director and is the mom of two avid readers.