Best of 2012: Readers’ Choices

A few weeks ago, I asked you to fill out a brief survey indicating your favorite books, movies, songs, and blog posts of 2012. Before I launch into my personal best-of-2012 lists this week, I thought I’d give the reader responses center stage. These are listed in no particular order except that if one of the selections was picked by more than one reader, it is in bold at the top of the list.

Also, you might see some works that were released before 2012 on here, and that is because the way I phrased the question (and the way my best-of lists work) is that you can select anything that you watched/read/heard for the first time in 2012.

Best Movies of 2012: Readers’ Choices

  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • The Prestige
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • Going My Way
  • The Raid: Redemption
  • The Trip
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Billy Elliot
  • Beasts of Southern Wild
  • Taken
  • Argo
  • In Bruges
  • Dial M for Murder

Best Songs of 2012: Readers’ Choices

  •  Holocene by Bon Iver
  • The Black Mills Tape – Pye Corner Audio
  • Any song I heard by Mumford and Sons
  • Sisterly- Fang Island
  • “The Bravest Man in the Universe” by Bobby Womack
  • Call Me Maybe
  • Gravity – Sara Bareilles
  • The North by Stars
  • “Ho Hey” The Lumineers
  • Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye
  • “Bloody Mary” by Silversun Pickups
  • “High Hopes” by Glen Hansard
  • “Bad Religion” by Frank Ocean
  • Madness by Muse

Best Books of 2012: Readers’ Choices

  • Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  • Lamb by Christopher Moore
  • Count Zero
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Paris Wife
  • The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
  • The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
  • Replay
  • Ready Player One
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  • The Book Thief
  • The Hunger Games trilogy

Best Blog Entries of 2012: Readers’ Choices

Also, as promised, I randomly selected one of the entries to win a copy of Winter Wonders. Congrats to Laura G! And thank the rest of you for taking the time to fill out this survey. You connected me with a lot of great movies, books, and songs, and it was neat to look back at the entries that made a mark on you.