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Best of 2011
Titles That Appeared on Multiple “Best” Lists

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Various newspapers, journals, and media outlets list their picks for “best books” published the prior year. Here is a partial listing of 2011 titles that appeared on multiple “best” lists.

Fiction

coverThe Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh

Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

No Proper Lady by Isabel Cooper

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips

The Submission by Amy Waldman

The Pale King: An Unfinished Novel by David Foster Wallace

Before I Go to Sleep by Steven J. Watson

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

Nonfiction

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
153.14 FOE

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit V. Banerjee
339.46 BAN

Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
641.5 HAM

Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
741.56 BEA

Habibi by Craig Thompson
741.5 THO

Townie: A Memoir by Andre Dubus
811.54 DUB

Blue Nights by Joan Didion
813.54 DID

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
940.21 GRE

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
943.086 LAR

A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War by Amanda Foreman
973.72 FOR

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
B CATHERINE

Bossypants by Tina Fey
B Fey

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
B Jobs

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinventionby Manning Marable
B X

Want more? See the exhaustive list of all “Best of 2011” links compiled by Largehearted Boy.

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