In no particular order, here are my favorite reads of 2012. If you are seeking a gift for the reader on yer list, consider one of these books. And maybe even buy it at a local bookstore, a business that hires local workers and pays taxes in Rhode Island, unlike the on-line booksellers.
THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER. By Junot Diaz. A funny excursion to the 21st Century world of Latino immigration amid the power and pratfalls of obsessive coupling.