Every year at this time, it seems like billions of “best of” lists start peppering blogs, newspapers, magazines, and morning news television shows. I gobble them up, despite the fact that the books I read, movies I see, and music I listen to rarely makes those lists. (Why “Kind of Blue” doesn’t receive a special pass to make these lists annually is beyond me.) As a result, I often experience a weird state of panic and try to jam in a few of the notable “best books” before the clock strikes midnight on December 31. This year it’s all about Detroit is the Place to Be and Broken Harbor. How about you? Any books you just have to check off the list before the calendar flips to 2013?