…in 2011

* = Favorites of the Year

1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
2. What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown
3. The Pursuit of Alice Thrift by Elinor Lipman *
4. Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
5. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
6. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
7. Why Him, Why Her? by Helen Fisher
8. An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin *
9. The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff *
10. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
11. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
12. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown *
13.  Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell *
14. A Guide to Quality, Taste, & Style by Tim Gunn *
15. William and Kate: A Royal Love Story by Christopher Andersen
16. What Jackie Taught Us by Tina Santi Flaherty
17. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
18.  The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell *
19. Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon
20. My Jane Austen Summer by Cindy Jones
21. Villette by Charlotte Bronte
22. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell *
23. Aliens on Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith
24. The Selby Is in Your Place by Lesley Arfin & Todd Selby
25. Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo
26. Post Office by Charles Bukowski
27. The Violets of March by Sarah Jio
28. The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine.
29. Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
30. Secret Daughter: A Novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
31. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
32. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
33. Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr
34. The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory
35. One Day by David Nicholls
36. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin *
37. The Rhythm of the Family by Amanda and Steve Soule
38. John Adams by David McCullough *
39. Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting Playbook by Lynn Grabhorn
40.  Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer *
41. In Stitches by Anthony Youn, M.D.
42. The Gin & Chowder Club by Nan Rossiter
43. The Game On! Diet by Krista Vernoff and AZ Ferguson
44. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
45. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
46. Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran *
47. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf *
48. The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers who Inspired Chicago by Douglas Perry
49. The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
50. Country Brides by Debbie Macomber
51. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles *
52. The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz
53. The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer *
54. Bernice Bobs Her Hair (short story) by F. Scott Fitzgerald *
55. Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich *
56. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich *
57. The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman *
58. Correspondence: An Adventure in Letters by N. John Hall
59. Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan *
60. Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle
61. High Five by Janet Evanovich
62. If Books Could Kill by Kate Carlisle
63. One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell *
64. A Midwife’s Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
65. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
66. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery *
67. Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes
68. My Life in France by Julia Child, Alex Prud’Homme
69. Jaqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy (Foreward by Caroline Kennedy, Introduction by Michael Beschloss *
70. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories 2011 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
71. 11/22/63 by Stephen King *