New York Times Paperback Books Best Sellers 2012 Complete List Page 1

There are 40 books in the New York Times Paperback Books Best Sellers 2012 list. Here are the 40 books ranked from 1 to 40.

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1. The Book Thief

Weeks on the list: 50

by: Markus Zusak
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
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2. Thirteen Reasons Why

Weeks on the list: 46

by: Jay Asher
Release date: Jan 01, 2016
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After Clay’s crush kills herself, cassettes arrive at his doorstep enumerating the reasons.

3. Matched

Weeks on the list: 45

by: Ally Condie
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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In this dystopian romance, a girl rebels against a deterministic future society. (Ages 12 and up)

4. Divergent

Weeks on the list: 39

by: Veronica Roth
Release date: Feb 28, 2012
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A girl must prove her mettle in a dystopia split into five factions.

5. The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

Weeks on the list: 31

by: Sherman Alexie.
Release date: Sep 12, 2007
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A boy leaves his reservation for an all-white school.

6. One Direction: Dare To Dream

Weeks on the list: 27

by: the members of One Direction
Release date: May 22, 2012
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Life as a boy band.

7. The Lost Hero

Weeks on the list: 26

by: Rick Riordan
Release date: Jan 25, 2012
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A return to Camp Half-Blood and semi-divine characters old and new.

8. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Weeks on the list: 25

by: Stephen Chbosky
Release date: Feb 01, 1999
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What it’s like to grow up, from the perspective of a high school boy.

9. Out Of My Mind

Weeks on the list: 24

by: Sharon M. Draper
Release date: May 01, 2012
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10. The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book One

Weeks on the list: 20

by: Rick Riordan Orpheus Collar
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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Ancient gods (this time from Egypt) and a mortal family meet in a new adventure.

11. War Horse

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Michael Morpurgo
Release date: Nov 01, 2011
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A half-Thoroughbred farm horse is taken from his owner for battle in 1914.

12. Looking For Alaska

Weeks on the list: 18

by: John Green
Release date: Jan 01, 2005
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A boy seeking excitement finds that and more in a girl named Alaska.

13. Clockwork Angel

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Cass ra Clare
Release date: Dec 03, 2019
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Victorian England proves to be a treacherous place for a girl.

14. Switched

Weeks on the list: 13

by: Am a Hocking
Release date: Jan 03, 2012
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In the first book in the Trylle trilogy, an emotionally damaged high school girl realizes she may not be human.

15. Between Shades Of Gray

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Ruta Sepetys
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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A girl, her mother and her brother are deported to Siberia.

16. Brave: The Junior Novelization

Weeks on the list: 11

by: adapted Irene Trimble
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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The story of “Brave,” with images from the movie.

17. I Am Number Four

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Pittacus Lore
Release date: Aug 03, 2010
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Unbeknowst to Earth dwellers, members of another civilization live among them.

18. A World Without Heroes

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Br on Mull
Release date: Feb 14, 2012
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A young boy is transported to a world ruled by an evil wizard.

19. Wildwood

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Colin Meloy
Release date: Aug 30, 2011
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A girl’s brother is kidnapped by crows.

20. Delirium

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Lauren Oliver
Release date: Aug 02, 2011
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Coming of age in a society that imposes “a cure for love.”

21. Before I Fall

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Lauren Oliver
Release date: Mar 02, 2010
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Last kisses, death and second chances await a teenager one fateful Friday.

22. Torn

Weeks on the list: 5

by: Am a Hocking
Release date: Feb 28, 2012
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In this second Trylle book, a changeling learns more about her life.

23. The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Dan Gutman
Release date: Dec 27, 2011
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Twelve-year-old twins are part of a top-secret government organization.

24. The Lying Game

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Sara Shepard
Release date: Dec 07, 2010
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A long-lost twin impersonates her dead sister to try to solve her murder.

25. Turtle In Paradise

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Jennifer L Holm
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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An 11-year-old thrives after being sent to live with relatives in 1935 Key West.

26. Theodore Boone: The Abduction

Weeks on the list: 3

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jun 06, 2011
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The “kid lawyer” uses his legal skills to find a missing friend.

27. Middle School, The Worst Years Of My Life

Weeks on the list: 3

by: James Patterson Chris Tebbetts
Release date: Jun 27, 2011
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Rafe breaks every rule in the book.

28. If I Stay

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Gayle Forman
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A young cellist falls into a coma after an accident.

29. The Magician’S Elephant

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Kate DiCamillo
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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An orphan in search of his sister follows a fortuneteller’s mysterious instructions.

30. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

Weeks on the list: 2

by: John Grisham
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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He”s only 13, but he knows what to do when he encounters a murder case.

31. Snow White And The Huntsman

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Lily Blake Evan Daugherty John Lee Hancock Hossein Amini
Release date: Jun 05, 2012
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A retelling of the tale that’s also a movie.

32. Michael Vey: The Prisoner Of Cell 25

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Richard Paul Evans
Release date: Aug 09, 2011
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Special powers prove dangerous.

33. When You Reach Me

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Rebecca Stead
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A sixth-grade girl in New York City begins receiving mysterious notes.

34. The Search For Wondla

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Tony DiTerlizzi
Release date: Sep 21, 2010
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Eva Nine, who lives underground, surfaces to escape danger.

35. Where She Went

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Gayle Forman
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Rekindled romance during a night spent exploring New York.

36. Tea For Two

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Jane O’Connor
Release date: Feb 21, 2012
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Fancy Nancy repairs a friendship.

37. The Great Cake Mystery

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Alex er McCall Smith
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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When a piece of cake goes missing, an African girl named Precious finds an opportunity to be a detective.

38. Shelter

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Harlan Coben
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Mickey’s train wreck of a life is finally improving, until his girlfriend vanishes.

39. A Tale Dark And Grimm

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Adam Gidwitz Jacob W Grimm
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
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Hansel and Gretel wander through several Grimm tales.

40. The Unwanteds

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Lisa McMann
Release date: Jul 10, 2012
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Children inhabit a world where creativity can mean a death sentence.

Last updated on December 8, 2021