Top Five Books of 2012

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List the top five books you read in 2012. The books DO NOT have to have been published in 2012.
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4.2
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flying_monkeys, ManWithAnAgenda
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flying_monkeys: It's a classic, and I have a soft spot for orphans.
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138 reviews
3.8
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flying_monkeys
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flying_monkeys: The descriptions of the orchard are unforgettable, as is Talmadge, one of the best "good guys" I've ever read.
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960 members
115 reviews
3.9
Global Rank 27
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flying_monkeys
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flying_monkeys: Temple = awesome. Also a unique perspective in a zombie-infested world.
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3,632 members
235 reviews
½ 3.7
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flying_monkeys
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flying_monkeys: A perfect ghost story in the spirit of the classics. I can still, almost three years later, remember in vivid detail this story's atmosphere.
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3,356 members
127 reviews
½ 3.7
Global Rank 44
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flying_monkeys
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flying_monkeys: Authentic Victorian era prose, centered around an "Is it real? Or is it fake" paranormal mystery, topped off with a love story.