I’ll be honest: I can’t say for sure that these are my absolute for sure top ten favorite books I read this year. They would more accurately be called Top Ten Books I Remember Reading and Liking in 2011. But that’s not the assignment from The Broke and the Bookish this week, so that’s not what I’m calling this list. These are definitely ten books I loved this year, and that will have to be good enough.
The Novels I Couldn’t Put Down:
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Room by Emma Donahue
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
The Mystery Novels That Aren’t Just Mystery Novels
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
The Non-Fiction That Was Educational and Engrossing
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Books by Funny Famous Women That Were, Indeed, Funny
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
What books made your heart sing this year?