Best Books of 2011

So far, 2011 has been a great year for new books.  We’ve had new authors emerge, Pulitzer prize winners come out with new heralded books, even iUMBC authors have come out with new books (two of them, in fact).  See Amazon Kindle’s top 20 books of 2011 below.  Fair warning: these have not been put through a manliness filter.

What do you think of the list?  Did they leave off any of your favorite books of the year?  Have you read any of these yet?

20.  The Sisters Brothers
Patrick deWitt

19. Maphead
Ken Jennings

18.Lost Memory of Skin
Russell Banks

17.The Greater Journey
David McCullough

16. The Lover’s Dictionary
David Levithan

15. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Joshua Foer

14. We the Animals
Justin Torres

13. Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
Gabrielle Hamilton

12. Bossypants
Tina Fey

11. The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern

10. The Tiger’s Wife
Tea Obreht

9. Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Mitchell Zuckoff

8. Steve Jobs
Walter Isaacson

7. Before I Go To Sleep: A Novel
SJ Watson

6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Laini Taylor

5. The Marriage Plot: A Novel
Jeffrey Eugenides

4.In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin
Erik Larson

3. What It Is Like to Go to War
Karl Marlantes

2. 1Q84
Haruki Murakami

1. The Art of Fielding: A Novel
Chad Harbach

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Staring out across the hazy mountain range on his latest summitting of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Zach saw with a clearness he had not yet seen. "People should tremble at the very sound of my name", he thought. And it was so. "I should master the manly arts of the world, such as barehanded hunting and blacksmithing". And it was so. "People should call me Z$". And it was so.

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