Here’s quite a variety of new lists of the best books of 2012.
Author John Scalzi will offer a shopping guide to which you can contribute:
So: Starting Monday, December 3rd, the Whatever Holiday Shopping Guide Returns! If you’re a writer or other creator, this will be an excellent time to promote your work on a site which gets up to 50,000 visitors daily, almost all of whom will be interested in stuff for the holidays. If you’re someone looking to give gifts, you’ll see lots of excellent ideas. And you’ll also have a day to suggest stuff to other folks too. Everybody wins!
Check out this post for his schedule.
And speaking of John Scalzi, here’s the illustration from The [U. K.] Guardian‘s science fiction recommendations:
And speaking of The Guardian, here’s its list of best sports books. This page also includes links to the newspaper’s recommendations in other categories.
BookPage offers a top-50 list: “Though reading choices—and rankings!—are intensely personal, we think our top 50 has something for every reader.”
The editors, designers, and columnists of online magazine Slate offer choices that include both fiction and nonfiction.
The New York Times has suggestions for various ages.
An extensive list from the Listener of New Zealand.
From Washington State, USA: “several local librarians who specialize in children’s literature were asked to name their favorite books from 2012 for children at a variety of reading levels.”