Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Best 2011 Books from Amazon

Let the best books of 2011 race commence...Amazon.com fires up first...
Amazon.com Top 20 Books:
In the Garden of Beasts; Erik Larson
The Marriage Plot: A Novel; Jeffrey Eugenides
Daughter of Smoke and Bone; Laini Taylor
The Art of Fielding: A Novel; Chad Harbach
Haruki Murakami; Jay Rubin
What It Is Like to Go to War; Karl Marlantes
Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel; S.J.Watson
Steve Jobs; Walter Isaacson
Lost in Shangri-La; Mitchell Zuckoff
The Tiger’s Wife: A Novel; Tea Obreht
The Night Circus; Erin Morgenstern
Bossypants; Tina Fey
Blood, Bones & Butter; Gabrielle Hamilton
We the Animals: A Novel; Justin Torres
Moonwalking with Einstein; Joshua Foer
The Lover’s Dictionary: A Novel; David Levithan
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris; David. G. McCullough
Lost Memory of Skin: A Novel; Russell Banks
Maphead: Charting the Wide . . . ; Ken Jennings
The Sisters Brothers: A Novel ; Patrick deWitt
Mystery and  Thrillers:
Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel; S.J. Watson
Reamde: A Novel; Neal Stephenson
Feast Day of Fools: A Novel; James Lee Burke
11/22/63: A Novel; Stephen King
Sister: A Novel; Rosamund Lupton
A Trick of the Light; Louis Penny
The Most Dangerous Thing; Laura Lippman
The Night Strangers; Chris Bohjalian
Turn of Mind; Alice LaPlante
The Affair; Lee Child
Literature and; Fiction:
The Cat’s Table; Michael Ondaatje
Please Look After Mom; Kyung-Sook Shin

Nonfiction:
What It is Like to Go to War; Karl Marlantes
A History of the World in 100 Objects; Neil MacGrego
The Information History; James Gleick
The Great Sea: A Human History; David Abulafia
Those Guys Have All The Fun; James Andrew Miller
Debut Fiction:
The Art of Fielding; Chad Harbach
The Tiger’s Wife; Tea Obreht
The Night Circus; Erin Morgenstern
We The Animals: A Novel; Justin Torres
The Submission: A Novel; Amy Waldman
Rules of Civility: A Novel; Amor Towles
Ten Thousand Saints: A Novel; Eleanor Henderson
Swamplandia; Karen Russell
22 Britannia Road: A Novel; Amanda Hodgkinson
The Weird Sisters; Eleanor Brown
Quirky and; Strange:
Awkward Family Pet Photos; Mike Bender
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick; Chris Van Allsurg
The Moustache Grower’s Guide; Lucien Edwards
Go the F**k to Sleep; Adam Mansbach
Post-it Note Diaries: 20 Stories; Arthur Jones
420 Characters; Lou Beach
The Lover’s Dictionary; David Levithan

1 comment:

France said...

The Tiger's Wife shifts back and forth between the contemporary life of the narrator, a young female doctor, and the tales of her recently deceased grandfather, which are steeped in the magical realism of Marquez, Borges and Calvino. It's these magical tales that define this book. They (and the narrators deep loss for her grandfather provide poignant allegories for the sad and broken state of the former Yugoslavia.