The Best of the Book Lists

One of our favorite things about the holiday season is the recap of the year in books! Publications, websites, and readers everywhere begin pulling together what they think is the cream of the crop — the best books of the year. Take a look below through some of the lists we’ve pulled together, and keep an eye here for additions to the list as we approach the end of this stellar literary year.

ADULT LISTS
2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners
About.com’s Best Books of 2011 
About.com’s Best Book-to-Film Adaptations of 2011 
Amazon’s Best Books of 2011
Amazon’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011 
Amazon’s Best Fiction and Lit of 2011 
Amazon’s Best Crafts Books of 2011 
Amazon’s Best Cooking, Food & Wine Books of 2011 
Barnes & Noble’s Best Books of 2011
Bookalicious Best Books of 2011 
Booklist’s Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2011 
Booklist’s Top 10 Biographies of 2011 
Booklist’s Top 10 Business Books of 2011 
Booklist’s Top 10 First Novels of 2011 
Booklist’s Top 10 Food Books of 2011 
BookPage’s Best Books of 2011
Boston Book Festival’s Favorite Books of 2011
Chicago Tribune’s Best Books of 2011
Daily Beast’s 10 Books You Might Have Missed
Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Favorite Novels of the Year
Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Memoirs and Biographies
Esquire’s Top 10 Books of 2011
Fiction Award Winners Best Books of 2011 
Financial Times Favorite Nonfiction of 2011
Galaxy National Book Awards 2011 Winners
Globe and Mail’s Very Best of 2011
GQ’s Books of the Year
Guardian’s Books of the Year 2011
Huffington Post’s 11 Best Food Books of 2011
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2011 
Kirkus Reviews Best Debut Fiction of 2011 
Kirkus Reviews Best Mysteries of 2011 
Kirkus Reviews Best Historical Fiction of 2011 
Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011
Kirkus Reviews Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy of 2011 
Kirkus Reviews Best Short Story Collections of 2011 
Large Hearted Boy’s “Best of 2011” Book Lists
Large Hearted Boy’s Favorite Novels of 2011
Library Journal’s Best Books of 2011
Liz and Gianna’s Adventures in Bookland Best of 2011

Mystery People’s Top Ten Books of 2011

NPR’s Best Books of 2011: The Complete List
NPR’s Best Cookbooks of 2011

NPR’s 10 Best Novels of 2011
New York Magazine’s Year i Books 2011
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011

New York Times 10 Best Books of 2011
New York Times Notable Crime Books of 2011
New Yorker’s Reviewer Favorites of 2011
Powell’s 2011 Holiday Books Gift Guide
Publishers Weekly Best Mysteries & Thrillers of 2011 
Publishers Weekly Best Poetry Books of 2011 
Publishers Weekly Top 10 Books of 2011 
Quill & Quire’s Fiction Books of the Year 2011
Readings.com’s Best Graphic Novels of 2011
Real Simple’s Best Books to Give As Gifts
San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Art Books
Simple Kids’ Favorite Books for Parents 2011
Slate’s Best Books of 2011
Suvudu’s Best of 2011
Telegraph’s Books of the Year 2011: Fiction
Time’s Top 10 Fiction Books of 2011
Time’s Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2011
Vogue’s Best Books of 2011
Wall St Journal’s Best Fiction of 2011
Wall St Journal’s Best Mystery Novels of 2011
Wall St Journal’s Best Wine Books of 2011
Wall St Journal’s Best History Books of 2011 
Washington Post’s Best Books of 2011

CHILDREN’S and TEENS’ LISTS
Association for Library Service to Children’s Notable Books of 2011
Amazon’s Best Teen Books

Amazon’s Best Children’s Picture Books of 2011 
Brain Pickings’ Best Children’s Books of 2011
Common Sense Media’s Kids Book Picks
Horn Book’s Best Books of 2011
Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Fiction of 2011
Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of 2011
NY Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2011 
NY Times Notable Children’s Books of 2011
Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Fiction of 2011 
Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Nonfiction of 2011 
San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Children’s Books
Spellbinders’ Best Picture Books of 2011
Wall St Journal’s Best Children’s Books of 2011

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