The Roundtable's 2012 Best Of Lists

BOOKS (selected by Joe Donahue)


1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
3. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
4. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
5. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers


1. Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie
2. Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
3. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
4. Too Much Magic by James Howard Kunstler
5. My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall

MOVIES - (selected by Shawn Stone)
Listen to the segment here.

1. Bernie
2. Magic Mike
3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
4. Frankenweenie
5. Pina
6. Argo
7. Lincoln
8. Prometheus
9. Silver Linings Playbook
10. Safety Not Guaranteed

A few additional selections from Sarah LaDuke: Looper, The Sessions, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

MUSIC - (selected by Will Hermes)
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Band - Album - "Song"
Japandroids - Celebration Rock - "The Nights of Wine and Roses" and "Fire's Highway"
Tame Impala - Lonerism - "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" and "Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control"
alt J - An Awesome Wave - "Fitzpleasure"
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange - "Thinkin Bout You" and "Bad Religion"
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream - "Adorn"
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - "Swimming Pools (Drank) [Explicit]"
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp - "Serpents"
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar - "Emmylou"
Carly Rae Jepsen - Kiss- "Call Me Maybe"