's best books of 2012 so far

above-all-things-120.jpgTanis Rideout's Above All Things is the best book of 2012 thus far, according to editors at The fictionalized account of George Mallory's ill-fated attempt to climb Mount Everest, and his wife's heart-wrenching wait for him, tops the online retailer's annual list of the best books released between January and June of this year.

You can read the entire list here, including the top 10 in different popular categories, such as cookbooks and romance. The top 20 is listed below.

1.    Above All Things by Tanis Rideout
2.    Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
3.    Maidenhead by Tamara Faith Berger
4.    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
5.    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
6.    Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
7.    The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam
8.    Quiet by Susan Cain
9.    Everybody Has Everything by Katrina Onstad
10.   Cures for Hunger by Deni Y. B├ęchard
11.   A Thousand Farewells by Nahlah Ayed
12.   The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
13.   Malarky by Anakana Schofield
14.   Wild by Cheryl Strayed
15.   My Year of the Racehorse by Kevin Chong
16.   Stray Love by Kyo Maclear
17.   Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll
18.   Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
19.   A Book of Great Worth by Dave Margoshes
20.   Tumblin' Dice by John McFetridge