'Time' Magazine's Top Ten Fiction: From 'Casual Vacancy to 'The Fault in Our Stars' [PHOTOS]
Time Magazine has finally released the much-anticipated top ten fiction book list of 2012 for beloved book worms. Given there is only less than 20 days until the stated end of the world, book lovers better get their hands on the said top ten fiction books. Check out if E.L. James novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey" made it onto the list.
Books are an incomparable companion especially to the brightest of minds. However, a good book is sometimes too hard to find. All thanks to Time Magazine, here are the top ten fiction books worth the penny and the page. Starting off at number ten is the novel written by Junot Diaz, "This Is How You Lose Her."
In at number nine is Maria Semple's "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" The book involves the lives of three people whose lives are awkwardly intertwined - from a misplaced genius, to a mother and daughter's role living in an illogical world.
At number eight is "NW" by Zadie Smith which might strike people as the contemporary book on love but gives more thoughts to think of when it comes down to parenting, childhood and friendship. The book by Smith somehow resembles Chris Ware's novel, "Building Stories" - in at number seven.
Surprisingly, J.K. Rowling's new novel, "Casual Vacancy" makes it to number six. Despite not all the good reviews, Rowling still manages to make plot twists and turns that irrevocably grasps the reader's attention and imagination.
Catherynne Valente's novel, "The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There" comes in at number five. The book is a sequel to, "The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making."
Edward St. Aubyn's book, "At Last" takes the fourth place on the list and is followed closely by "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" by Ben Fountain at number three. The dramatic novel written by Hilary Mantel entitled, "Bring Up the Bodies" comes in at second place.
Of course, the best-selling book by John Greene, "The Fault in Our Stars" takes up the number one spot on Time's Top Ten Fiction books. For readers wanting a bit more on romance and learning to cope with the inevitable death, this book is a must-read. The book synopsis is as follows.
"Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.
Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.
Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind."