Many Librarians Agree…Best Books of 2011
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Fiction
Airgood, Ellen South of Superior
Archer, Jeffrey Only Time Will Tell
Baldacci, David One Summer
Baldacci, David Zero Day
Beard, Jo Ann In Zanesville
Benjamin, Melanie The Autogiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb
Bohjalian, Chris The Night Strangers
Brashares, Ann Sisterhood Everlasting
Brown, Eleanor The Weird Sisters
Brooks, Geraldine Caleb's Crossing
Buehlman, Christopher Those Across the River
Campbell, Bonnie Jo Once Upon a River
Child, Lee The Affair
Conlon, Edward Red on Red
DeWitt, Patrick Sisters Brothers
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa Language of Flowers
Donoghue, Emma Room
Donnelly, Jennifer The Wild Rose
Duncan, Glen The Last Werewolf
Edugyan, Esi Half-Blood Blues
Eugenides, Jeffrey The Marriage Plot
Gerritsen, Tess Ice Cold
Gutenberg, David Ed King
Haigh, Jennifer Faith
Harbach, Chad The Art of Fielding
Harkness, Deborah A Discovery of Witches
Hill, Reginald The Woodcutter
Hodgkinson, Amanda 22 Britannia Road
Hoffman, Alice The Dovekeepers
Horowitz, Anthony The House of Silk
Howard, Linda Prey
Hustvedt, Siri The Summer Without Men
Johnson, Adam The Orphan Master's Son
Johnson, Craig Hell is Empty
Jones, Tayari Silver Sparrow
Jordan, Hillary When She Woke
King, Stephen 11/22/63
Klassen, Julie The Girl in the Gatehouse
Kleypas, Lisa Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor
Koryta, Michael The Cypress House
LaPlante, Alice Turn of Mind
Lawrenson, Deborah The Lantern
Leroy, Margaret Yes, My Darling Daughter
Levithan, David The Lover's Dictionary
Mallery, Susan Already Home
Mayhew, Anna Jean The Dry Grass of August
Meister, Ellen The Other Life
Mitchell, David Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Mitzner, Adam A Conflict of Interest
Moran, Michelle Madame Tussaud
Moning, Karen Marie Shadowfever
Moon, Elizabeth Kings of the North
Morgenstern, Erin The Night Circus
Moriarty, Liane What Alice Forgot
Munoz, Manuel What You See in the Dark
Nair, Kamala The Girl in the Garden
Nesbo, Jo The Leopard
Norman, Matthew Domestic Violets
Obreht, Tea The Tiger's Wife
O'Nan, Stewart Emily Alone: a novel
Ondaatje, Michael The Cat's Table
Patchett, Ann State of Wonder
Pearson, Alison I Think I Love You
Perrotta, Tom The Leftovers
Phillips, Arthur The Tragedy of Arthur
Powning, Beth The Sea Captain's Wife
Preston, Caroline The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt
Roberts, Nora The Next Always
Roy, Lori Bent Road
Russell, Karen Swamplandia!
Russell, Mary Doria Doc: A Novel
Ryder, Brandi In Malice, Quite Close
See, Lisa Dreams of Joy
Shin, Kyung-Sook Please Look After Mom
Smith, Ali There but for The
Sotto, Samantha Before Ever After
Thompson, Jean The Year We Left Home
Tobar, Hector The Barbarian Nurseries
Toews, Miriam Irma Voth
Towles, Amor Rules of Civility
Vreeland, Susan Clara and Mr. Tiffany
Waldman, Amy The Submission
Ward, Jessmyn Salvage the Bones
Watson, S. J. Before I Go to Sleep
Webb, Katherine The Legacy
White, Randy Wayne Night Vision
Whitehead, Colson Zone One
Williams, Amanda Kyle The Stranger You Seek
Wilson, Kevin The Family Fang
Winman, Sarah When God Was a Rabbit
Wingfield, Jenny The Homecoming of Samuel Lake
Zahler, S. Craig A Congregation of Jackals


Mystery
Connolly, John The Burning Soul
Dolan, Harry Very Bad Men
Harris, C. S. Where Shadows Dance
Hart, John Iron House
James, P.D. Death Comes to Pemberley
Kepler, Lars The Hypnotist
Koryta, Michael The Ridge
Lippman, Laura Most Dangerous Thing
Littlefield, Sophie Bad Day for Scandal
McDermid, ValTrick of the Dark
Moore, Graham The Sherlockian
Paton Walsh, JillThe Attenbury Emeralds
Penny, Louise A Trick of the Light
Ritter, Todd Bad Moon
Spencer-Fleming, Julia One Was a Soldier
Stroby, Wallacy Cold Shot to the Heart


Science Fiction
Butcher, Jim Ghost Story
Martin, George R. R. A Dance with Dragons
Rothfuss, Patrick The Wise Man's Fear
Wilson, Daniel H Robopocalypse


Paperback
Burrowes, Grace The Virtuoso
Hearne, Kevin Hounded
Kelly, Carla The Admiral's Penniless Bride
Knitting The Knitting Diaries
MacAlister, Katie It's All Greek to Me
March, Emily Angel's Rest
Putney, Mary Jo Nowhere Near Respectable
Skye, Christina A Home By the Sea
Sorenson, Jill The Edge of Night
Sorenson, Jill Stranded with her Ex
Thomas, Jodi Somewhere Along the Way


Nonfiction
150.198 Seligman, Martin Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being
153.14 Foer, Joshua Moonwalking with Einstein : the Art and Science of Remebering Everything
299.936 Reitman, Janet Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secret Religion
306.842 Bhattacharya, Sanjiv Secrets and Wives: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy
362.88 McLeod, Jelita The Con: How Scams Work, Why You're Vulnerable, and How to Protect Yourself
364.154 Perrin, Benjamin Invisible Chains: Canada's Underground World of Human Trafficking
523.492 Brown, Mike How I killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
579.17 Dunn, Rob The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today
614.47 Offit, Paul A Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All
616.858 Ronson, Jon The Psychopath Test : A Journey Through the Madness Industry
638.737 Orlean, Susan Rin Tin Tin: The Life and The Legend
641.563 Swanson, Heidi Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen
798.25 Letts, Elizabeth The Eighty Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation
809.892 Blakemore, Erin The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder
813.3 Philbrick, Nathaniel Why Read Moby- Dick?
912 Jennings, Ken Maphead : Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
940.21 Greenblatt, Stephen The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
940.548 Zuckoff, Mitchell Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
973.84 Millard, Candice Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Biography Catherine Massie, Robert Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
BiographyConnors Connors, Philip Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
Oversize Biography Curie Redniss, Lauren Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout
Biography Drummond Drummond, Ree The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels: A Love Story
Biography Ebert Ebert, Roger Life Itself: A Memoir
Biography Fey Fey, Tina Bossypants
Biography HarrisonHarrison, Rick License to Pawn: Deals, Steals and My Life at the Gold & Silver
Biography Hemingway Hendrickson, Paul Hemingways Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961
Biography Lowe Lowe, Rob Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography
Biography Manning Manning, Lauren Unmeasured Strength
Biography Notaro Notaro, Laurie It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy
Biography Oates Oates, Joyce Carol A Widow’s Story
Biography Wilder McClure, Wendy The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
Biography Zamperini Hillenbrand, Laura Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption

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