Friday, December 16, 2011

The Best Books of 2011

As the end of the year approaches, it's a time for reflection: holiday letters with the family's yearly update, New Year's Resolutions, and Best of Lists. We've compiled a list of the ten most anticipated books of 2011 at Carnegie-Stout Public Library, and you can check them out at the link below.

Ten Most Anticipated Books at Carnegie-Stout, 2011

We've also gathered together links to some of the popular Best Books of 2011 lists, and we'd love it if you shared your favorite books from the year in the comments here or on Facebook!

Publisher's Weekly: Best Books of 2011
  • This year, Publisher's Weekly presents their Top Ten lists as an interactive guide, beginning with their top ten of all books published this year. You can also browse their list by genre.
Book Page: Ten Best Books of 2011
  • Book Page is the monthly magazine of book reviews available at the library, and the contributors have written a series of articles on their blog about the best in books for 2010.
The New York Times: The 10 Best Books of 2011
  • The New York Times is famous for their bestseller lists, and it would be surprising if they didn't compose a best of the year article. They have also created a list of the 100 Most Notable Books of 2011.
NPR: Best Books of 2011
  • The many and varied programs on NPR each week introduce listeners to a variety of different books and authors. Their collection of Best of Lists likewise cover all manner of topics from cookbooks to guilty pleasures as selected by writers, critics, and booksellers.
Library Journal: Best Books of 2011
  • Library Journal covers the news of the library world and reviews thousands of books each year. This is their first end of the year Best of List, and unsurprisingly, they found it difficult to limit the list to just 10. Within the article, you can find links to lists for Genre Fiction, Audiobooks, and more.

Photo: "I Love to Read" by Carlos Porto

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