Best Books of 2011

The Best Books of 2011
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(Honorable Mention) Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, by Robert K. Massie

Catherine the Great; Portrait of a Woman by Robert Massie. The extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history.

(Honorable Mention) In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, by Erik Larson

In the garden of beasts : [love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin] / Erik Larson

The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern

Great movie news for THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern. Summit Taps 'Jane Eyre' Screenwriter to Adapt 'Night Circus' for Big Screen; Moira Buffini will pen the big-screen adaptation of the Erin Morgenstern novel.

The Tiger’s Wife, by Tea Obreht

Category: Author under Has occupied shelf space for a couple of years.

The Art of Fielding: A Novel, by Chad Harbach

The Art of Fielding At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.

(Honorable Mention) The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, by David McCullough

What are your top 10 non-fiction travel books? "The Greater Journey" - David McCullough (Chapter One Bookstore in Ketchum, Idaho)

1Q84, by Haruki Murakami

Quote of the Day: Ken Carbone & By Ken Carbone "Read while I’m going to sleep to induce dreams.

(Honorable Mention) Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J. Watson

Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson - Crazy good, super creepy psychological thriller

(Honorable Mention) Hemingway’s Boat, by Paul Hendrickson

Hemingways Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934 - a book by Paul Hendrickson

(Honorable Mention) The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick deWitt

The Sister Brothers: Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die: Eli and Charlie Sisters can be counted on for that. Though Eli has never shared his brother

Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson

This is Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. This is an interesting look into the life of Steve Jobs and is an excellent read. Anyone interested in the history of great influences on technology should read this book. Jobs was a great businessman.

Arguably: Essays, by Christopher Hitchens

Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens/Christopher Hitchens

The Marriage Plot: A Novel, by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Marriage Plot: A Novel, by Jeffrey Eugenides