Best “Best Books of 2012” List of 2012


By now, you’ve probably seen plenty end-of-the-year reading suggestions, but have you seen Rumpus essays editor Roxane Gay’s end-of-the-year reading suggestions?

It’s huge and rambling and dominated by women and divided into categories like “Books not normally in my wheelhouse that I still appreciated” and “Books I wanted to hate but couldn’t because game recognize game.”

Go splash around in it for a while.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →