Best Books of 2011

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With the final weeks of the year upon, it's time for year-end “best-of” lists. This being Boston, we're looking at books. Just in time to add these gems to your holiday shopping list for the bookworm in your life, Bookfinds.com's Jocelyn Kelley and Brookline Booksmith's Evan Perriello share their picks for the best of the year.

NON FICTION


Jocelyn
Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
Blue Nights by Joan Didion
Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller
Bossypants by Tina Fey

Evan
The Great Big Book of Horrible Things by Matthew White
Revolution by Deb Olin Unferth
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer?
Pilgrimage by Annie Liebowitz?
The Other Walk by Sven Birkerts

Emily
Townie by Andre Dubus III
Lost in Shangri-La  by Mitchell Zuckoff
Basketball Junkie by Chris Herron
Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero by Chris Matthews
Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal


FICTION


Jocelyn
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
Swamplandia by Karen Russell
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Blueprint for Building Better Girls by Elissa Schappell

Evan
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell
Binocular Visions by Edith Pearlman
Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks
Witches on the Road Tonight by Sheri Holman


BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS AND KIDS


Jocelyn
•    Divergent by Veronica Roth
•    Dear Bully edited by Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones
•    Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell

Evan
•    Steampunk!, edited by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant
•    I Want My Hat Back by John Klassen

 

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