Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Best of Best Books of 2011, per Publisher's Weekly

Publisher's Weekly released this list of "Best of the Best Books of 2011" today: (sad to say I've read none of them so far, though Eugenides and Patchett are on my list, and I've heard great things about Tina Fey's book) 

Do you recommend any of these, or perhaps have some other 2011 book suggestions? Post a comment. I'd love to hear from you!

The Best of the Best Books of 2011: Overall Top 10

1. The Tiger's Wife, Tea Obreht
2. The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides
3. 1Q84, Haruki Murakami
4. State of Wonder, Ann Patchett
5. The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach
    In The Garden Of Beasts, Erik Larson
7. Blood, Bones & Butter, Gabrielle Hamilton
8. Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson

The following 6 books tied in 9th:

The Sisters Brothers, Patrick DeWitt
The Tragedy of Arthur, Arthur Phillips
The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes
Open City, Teju Cole
The Stranger's Child, Alan Hollinghurst
Bossypants, Tina Fey

Per PW:

Fiction dominates the overall top 10 this year, with novels claiming the first four spots, and Tea Obreht's THE TIGER'S WIFE as the clear "book of the year." 

In addition to the overall top 10 list, Publisher's Weekly offers a full version, which you must log on to see, that includes separate breakouts for the top 10 novels and works of nonfiction, along with complete credits for the editors and agents associated with those books.

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