Originally Posted by Bookworm_Girl
I am glad that I read Mansfield Park and Persuasion thanks to book club recommendations. I didn't really like Pride and Prejudice so I had avoided Austen's other works. However, I enjoyed both of these and now have a new perspective of this author.
The best book I read in 2012 that was published in 2012 was probably Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
I am a fan of Flynn, and Gone Girl
is on my TBR pile. However, it's gotten really mixed reviews, not just folks disappointed in the ending (which I can deal with), but many pan the characters as well as awful, unpleasant, etc. saying of the main couple, "I couldn't stand either of them - they deserved each other!"