LA librarians choose best books of 2012

prague-winter-cover.jpgThe staff of the Los Angeles Public Library has some thoughts on which books of 2012 are most worth reading. The nonfiction list includes Christopher Hitchens, Cheryl Strayed, Katherine Boo and Mark Bittman, as well local-interest books such as "Piecing Together Los Angeles : an Esther McCoy reader," "Col. William N. Selig, the man who invented Hollywood" and "Blue Sky Metropolis: the aerospace century in Southern California."

Here are the links for fiction, teen books and children's books.

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