Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Best of 2011

According to the Cyberlibrarian, that is!

I had an amazing year of reading in 2011 capped off by the gift of a Kindle, just so I can have several more books going at one time. (Oops, I just heard on the radio that “amazing” is the most overused word of 2011, so let me change my first sentence.) I had an enlightening year of reading in 2011. In all, I read 78 books including 17 memoirs, 13 non-fiction books, 11 religious or spiritual books, 31 fiction books, 1 book of short stories, and 3 books of humor. Here are my favorites.

1)      Little Bee by Chris Cleave
2)      Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell
4)      An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy
5)      One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson

1)      The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
2)      In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
3)      Our America by LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman
4)      Zeitoun by Dave Eggars
5)      A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres

1)      A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer
2)      Longing for Enough in a Culture of More by Paul Escamilla
3)      In the Land of Believers by Gina Welch
4)      Fall to Grace by Jay Bakker

1)      Just Kids by Patti Smith
2)      Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
3)      Day of Honey by Annia Ciezadlo
4)      Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
5)      Little Princes by Conor Grennan

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1)      Zeitoun by Dave Eggars
2)      Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
3)      Carrots N’Cake by Tina Haupert
4)      Fall to Grace by Jay Bakker
5)      The Long Shining Water by Danielle Sosin

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