It’s time for the year end accolades. Check out EW’s awards for the best in books below!
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“Cookbooks” like The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook. Stewed goat, anyone?
Did you prefer Gone Girl or The Fault in Our Stars? Behind The Beautiful Forevers or Wild?
Now is your chance to make your voice heard. We’ve told you some of our choices for our favorite books of the year. Now we want to hear what you think. Vote below in our poll and tell us what the very best book you read this year was, and then check out the reader results — as well as a ton more book picks from the EW staff — in Entertainment Weekly‘s Best & Worst 2012 issue, on newsstands Dec. 21.
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You know who’s cool? Maggie Shipstead, whose debut Seating Arrangements (EW grade: A–) won the Dylan Thomas Award for best novel by an author under 30. In the novel, two preppy families gather on a tony island off the New England coast for a wedding, which gets all that blue blood pumping when several members of the party have epic meltdowns, and the festivities become explosive — literally. Read on for insights on combustive cetaceans and the nomenclature and study of WASPs from one of the most promising breakout authors of 2012. READ FULL STORY
Gillian Flynn, a former EW critic and current Entertainer of the Year, has had a dream 2012. Not only has her third novel Gone Girl been a giant critical and commercial success, it’s become part of the zeitgeist, stirring heated conversation. You can’t look at Gone Girl‘s Amazon page without reading endless rants about THAT ending. READ FULL STORY