I thought that I should take note of the best books that I read this year, and last year. So I shall.
My two favorite books of 2012:
Dragon Hunter by Charles Gallenkamp
Its about Roy Chapman Andrews and his east Asian exploration, which included the discovery of the first dinosaur eggs.
Heart of Asia: True Tales of the Far East by Roy Chapman Andrews
Several accounts of Andrews' early exploration in east Asia. Includes harpooning a whale, exploring parts of (now) North Korea where even the Koreans were afraid to see, and hunting a variety animals in Asia.
My two favorite Books of 2011:
Bang by Roosh V
About picking up girls.
Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu by A.L. Sadler & Stephan Turnbull
A biography of one of the greatest Japanese of all time.
Update: I forgot about Bourbon for Breakfast and It's A Jetson's World. It seems that I spent so much time singing their praises that I forgot about them.