Computing Reviews (an ACM/ThinkLoud publication) has released the 2012 Best Reviews & Notable Books and Articles in Computer Science. The Best Review of 2012 is the review of The Universal Computer by George Hacken. Read the 18 nominated reviews here: http://www.
In addition to Best Reviews, they have also compiled a list of notable books and articles in computing that were published in 2012. These 91 items were nominated by their reviewers, CR category editors, the editors in chief of journals they cover, and others in the computing community. The list of notable items in computing is available here: http://www.