The Round House by Louise Erdrich
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Luka and the Fire of Life: A Novel , by Salman Rushdie
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
To the end of the land, by David Grossman
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
We didn't read as many books in 2012 as in previous years, but the year end discussion was as lively as ever.
In the end The Round House earned the most votes (through a process of elimination votes) to beat out The Master and Margarita for book of the year. The Night Circus and To the End of the Land had very strong support.
Our least favorite book was Luka and the Fire of Life. Sorry Mr. Rushdie.
We think we'll try doing a secret ballot next year. Our plan is to set those votes aside, do a discussion, then a live vote and see where the differences are. However, we believe the live voting will be the deciding vote. All this will be worked out before we discuss.