Best books: 2012

As in the best books I have read in 2012.


  • A. S. Byatt, The Children’s Book
  • Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
  • Jo Nesbø, Phantom
  • Robert Schneider, Schlafes Bruder
  • Patrick Süskind, Das Parfum: Die Geschichte eines Mörders
  • Anne Tyler, Ladder of Years


  • Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
  • Anne Carson, Nox
  • Anne Carson, Plainwater: Essays and Poetry


  • David G. Benner, Spirituality and the Awakening Self: The Sacred Journey of Transformation
  • Anne Carson, Eros the Bittersweet
  • Sam Keen, The Passionate Life: Stages of Loving
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love
  • Alexander Kissler and Carsten S. Leimbach, Alles über Patrick Süskinds Das Parfum
  • Michael Mayne, A Year Lost and Found
  • James B. Nelson, Embodiment: An Approach to Sexuality and Christian Theology
  • John O’Donohue, Anam Cara
  • John O’Donohue, Beauty: The Invisible Embrace
  • Octavio Paz, The Double Flame: Love and Eroticism
  • Sandra M. Schneiders, The Revelatory Text: Interpreting the New Testament as Sacred Scripture
  • Rowan Williams, Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert
  • Walter Wink, Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way

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