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Best Books of 2011

Year-End Honors by Book
Best Books of 2011 Honors by Book - Fiction Ranking (updated mar 1 2012)
Best Books of 2011 Honors by Book - Nonfiction Ranking (updated nov 30 2011)

04/16/2012: 2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalists for Fiction
03/01/2012: ALA Notable Books for Fiction 2012
02/21/2012: 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists
02/21/2012: 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists
01/21/2012: 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists for Fiction
12/18/2011: New Yorker Favorite Books From 2011
12/07/2011: Economist Books of the Year
12/07/2011: TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books of 2011
11/30/2011: New York Times 10 Best Books of 2011 Fiction | Nonfiction
11/21/2011: New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
11/17/2011: Library Journal Best Books 2011: The Top Ten
11/08/2011: Amazon Top 10 Literature & Fiction of 2011 | Best Books of 2011
11/07/2011: Publisher's Weekly BestBooks of 2011
10/18/2011: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes wins the 2011 Man Booker Prize
10/12/2011: 2011 National Book Award Finalists for Fiction | Nonfiction
09/06/2011: 2011 Man Booker Prize Shortlist


Top 5 Fiction


The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
820 reviews (352p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #4
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #10
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011: Fiction
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2011
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2011
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
Library Journal Best Books 2011: The Top Ten #1
National Book Award Finalist
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Fiction (25) #17
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2011: Fiction
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
691 reviews (496p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #3
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #5
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011: Top 10 #1
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
Library Journal Best Books 2011: More of the Best
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2011: The Top 25
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Fiction (25) #4
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
NPR: The 10 Best Novels of 2011 - Maureen Corrigan
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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
1234 reviews (928p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #2
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #2
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
Library Journal Best Books 2011: The Top Ten #1
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2011: The Top 25
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Fiction (25) #3
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2011
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
1134 reviews (528p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #1
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #1
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2011
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2011
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Fiction (25) #8
The New Yorker: Favorite Books from 2011 - Fiction (23)
NPR: The 10 Best Novels of 2011 - Maureen Corrigan
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OPEN CITY by Teju Cole
152 reviews (p)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #4
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2011: The Top 25
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
The New Yorker: Favorite Books from 2011 - Fiction (23)
NPR: The 10 Best Novels of 2011 - Maureen Corrigan
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Top 5 Nonfiction


Malcolm X by Manning Marable
206 reviews (608p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #24
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011: Nonfiction
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2011
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
National Book Award for Nonfiction
National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography
Pulitzer Prize for History
Pulitzer Prize for Biography
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Nonfiction (25)
ALA Notable Books - Nonfiction
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The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
640 reviews (356p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #53
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011: Nonfiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
National Book Award for Nonfiction
Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Nonfiction (25)
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2011: Nonfiction (10)
ALA Notable Books - Nonfiction
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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
1122 reviews (p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #29
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011: Top 10 #6
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Nonfiction (25)
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Bossypants by Tina Fey
3833 reviews (p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #12
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011: Top 10 #5
Library Journal Best Books 2011: More of the Best
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2011: Nonfiction (10)
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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
2967 reviews (p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #4
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011: Nonfiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Nonfiction (25)
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2011: Nonfiction (10)
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Other Notable Fiction


Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman
109 reviews (392p)
National Book Award Finalist
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Winner
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Finalist
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The Empty Family: Stories by Colm Tóibín
43 reviews (288p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #36
Library Journal Best Books 2011: The Top Ten #1
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Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
637 reviews (336p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #58
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2011
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalist
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
NPR: The 10 Best Novels of 2011 - Maureen Corrigan
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West of Here by Jonathan Evison
111 reviews (496p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #30
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2011: Fiction
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The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
121 reviews (560p)
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2011
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
Library Journal Best Books 2011: More of the Best
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #2
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalist
NPR: The 10 Best Novels of 2011 - Maureen Corrigan
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The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips
90 reviews (384p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #42
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
Library Journal Best Books 2011: The Top Ten #1
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2011: The Top 25
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Fiction (25) #21
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2011: Fiction
The New Yorker: Favorite Books from 2011 - Fiction (23)
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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
739 reviews (336p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #8
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #20
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011: Fiction
Man Booker Prize Finalist
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2011: Fiction
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Ten Thousand Saints: A Novel by Eleanor Henderson
95 reviews (p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #57
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2011
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
The New Yorker: Favorite Books from 2011 - Fiction (23)
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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
1547 reviews (368p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #86
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011: Top 10 #3
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #3
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2011: The Top 25
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Fiction (25) #6
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2011
NPR: The 10 Best Novels of 2011 - Maureen Corrigan
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The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock
269 reviews (272p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #89
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011: Top 10 #2
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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
1194 reviews (160p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #31
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
Man Booker Prize Winner
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2011: The Top 25
The New Yorker: Favorite Books from 2011 - Fiction (23)
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The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
207 reviews (320p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #69
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #6
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Fiction (25) #20
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The Submission: A Novel by Amy Waldman
282 reviews (p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #33
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2011: The Top 25
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Fiction (25) #19
NPR: The 10 Best Novels of 2011 - Maureen Corrigan
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The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
794 reviews (144p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #83
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
Library Journal Best Books 2011: The Top Ten #1
National Book Award Finalist
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Fiction (25) #15
PEN/Faulkner Award Winner
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Finalist
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The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
748 reviews (p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #73
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2011: The Top 25
NPR: The 10 Best Novels of 2011 - Maureen Corrigan
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Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
152 reviews (128p)
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalist
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
The New Yorker: Favorite Books from 2011 - Fiction (23)
NPR: The 10 Best Novels of 2011 - Maureen Corrigan
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
5088 reviews (400p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #5
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #11
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011: Fiction
Library Journal Best Books 2011: More of the Best
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Fiction (25) #5
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Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks
154 reviews (432p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #7
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #18
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
The New Yorker: Favorite Books from 2011 - Fiction (23)
PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
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Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes by William Kennedy
29 reviews (304p)
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
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The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
371 reviews (288p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #9
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #25
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Fiction (25) #13
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Finalist
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Cain by Jose Saramago
83 reviews (176p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #55
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011: Fiction
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Fiction (25) #22
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The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
156 reviews (448p)
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
The New Yorker: Favorite Books from 2011 - Fiction (23)
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Zone One by Colson Whitehead
410 reviews (240p)
Library Journal Best Books 2011: More of the Best
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Fiction (25) #14
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11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King
9027 reviews (p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #93
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2011
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2011: The Top 25
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Fiction (25) #1
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The Angel Esmeralda by Don DeLillo
33 reviews (224p)
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2011
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011
The New Yorker: Favorite Books from 2011 - Fiction (23)
PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
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