The Best Books of 2011
January 4, 2012 59 Comments
I’ve read 178 books in 2011, of which I didn’t finish 6. I had a great year with some wonderful books.
Here are the books I considered my best reads for 2011, in no particular order:
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Caribou Island by David Vann (Literary Fiction)
The Radleys by Matt Haig (Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy)
The White Devil by Justin Evans (Mystery, Fantasy)
Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson (Mystery, Contemporary fiction)
Asylum by Patrick McGrath (Literary fiction)
The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb (Contemporary fiction, Literary fiction)
The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark (Historical Fiction)
Taboo by Casey Hill (Thriller)
The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar (Contemporary fiction)
One Day by David Nicholls (Contemporary fiction)
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova (Contemporary fiction)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Historical Fiction, Fantasy)
That’s 12 books that come highly recommended.
My favorite, you ask? It’s difficult… but I think Left Neglected stands out for being very realistic. Sometimes I forgot that this isn’t a memoir, but fiction. Very convincing!
Are any of these books your favorites too?