10 best books of 2012 – fiction

Here are the Monitor's picks for the best novels of 2012.

3. 'Bring Up the Bodies,' by Hilary Mantel


In this Booker Prize-winning sequel to Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall” (also a Booker Prize winner), Anne Boleyn sits triumphant on the throne she schemed so long to get – only to discover that her position is anything but secure. (Check out our review here.)

3 of 10