Sunday, December 11, 2011

N.Y. Times Book Review: 10 Best Books of 2011

The season of book lists is now in full swing!

The New York Times Book Review has published its list of the ten best books of 2011.  My co-blogger, Eric, has previously reviewed two of these books, The Art of Fielding and Ten Thousand Saints.  I'd let him post about the list, but he's out racing this morning.

Interestingly, only two of the books (The Art of Fielding and The Tiger's Wife) on this list also appear on book critic Michiko Kakutani's list, suggesting that there hasn't been a lot of consensus about what has been good this year.

Here is the complete list:


  • The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach
  • 11/22/63, by Stephen King
  • Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell
  • Ten Thousand Saints, by Eleanor Henderson
  • The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht
  • Arguably, by Christopher Hitchens
  • The Boy in the Moon, by Christopher Hitchens
  • Malcolm X, by Manning Marable
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
  • A World on Fire, by Amanda Foreman
Which of these have you read?

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't read any of these yet, but I suspect that i'll be picking up 11/22/63 at some point, even more so after it's surprising inclusion in this list. If I do, i'll be sure to report back.

    Too many books - too little time!