The Book List: 2011

2011 Book List (by rating) – All books clickable to commentary:

    1. IQ84 ~ Haruki Murakami ♦♦♦♦½
    2. Next ~ James Hynes ♦♦♦♦½
    3. Death of a River Guide ~ Richard Flanagan ♦♦♦♦½
    4. The Last Samurai ~ Helen DeWitt ♦♦♦♦½
    5. Wingshooters ~ Nina Revoyr ♦♦♦♦½
    6. Doc ~ Mary Doria Russell   ♦♦♦♦½
    7. Nox ~ Anne Carson ♦♦♦♦½
    8. Luminous Airplanes ~ Paul La Farge ♦♦♦♦½
    9. Lightning Rods ~ Helen DeWitt ♦♦♦♦½
    10. The Wicked Pavilion ~ Dawn Powell ♦♦♦♦½
    11. Derby Day ~ D. J. Taylor ♦♦♦♦½ Booker Long List
    12. The Sisters Brothers ~ Patrick DeWitt ♦♦♦♦ Booker Long List
    13. The White Tiger ~ Aravind Adiga  ♦♦♦♦
    14. Swamplandia! ~ Karen Russell ♦♦♦♦
    15. Stone Arabia ~ Dana Spiotta ♦♦♦♦
    16. The Great Leader ~ Jim Harrison ♦♦♦♦
    17. The Devil All The Time ~ Donald Ray Pollock ♦♦♦♦
    18. The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore ~ Benjamin Hale♦♦♦♦
    19. Started Early, Took My Dog ~ Kate Atkinson ♦♦♦♦
    20. The Illumination ~ Kevin Brockmeier ♦♦♦♦
    21. A Visit From The Goon Squad ~ Jennifer Egan♦♦♦
    22. Last Man In Tower ~ Aravind Adiga ♦♦♦♦
    23. The Prague Cemetery ~ Umberto Eco
    24. Far to Go ~ Alison Pick ♦♦♦♦ Booker Long List
    25. The Pale King, David Foster Wallace  ♦♦♦
    26. On Canaan’s Side ~ Sebastian Barry  ♦♦♦
    27. Turn of Mind ~ Alice Laplante  ♦♦♦
    28. Train Dreams ~ Denis Johnson   ♦♦♦
    29. Wife to Mr. Milton: The Story of Marie Powell ~ Robert Graves  ♦♦♦
    30. Atlas of Remote Islands ~ Judith Schlansky ♦♦♦
    31. Orion You Came and You Took All My Marbles ~ Kira Henehan ♦♦♦½
    32. To The End of the Land ~ David Grossman ♦♦♦½
    33. Wittgenstein’s Nephew ~ Thomas Bernhard♦♦♦½
    34. Visitation ~ Jenny Erpenbeck ♦♦♦½
    35. West of Here ~ Jonathan Evison♦♦♦½
    36. The Singer’s Gun ~ Emily St. John Mandel  ♦♦♦½
    37. The Testament of Jessie Lamb ~ Jane Rogers ♦♦♦
    38. The Art of Fielding ~ Chad Harbach ♦♦♦
    39. Comedy in a Minor Key ~ Hans Keilson ♦♦♦
    40. Southland ~ Nina Revoyr  ♦♦♦
    41. The Unnamed ~ Joshua Ferris ♦♦♦
    42. In The Forest ~ Edna O’Brien♦♦♦
    43. The Windup Girl ~ Paolo Bacigalupi  ♦♦♦
    44. The Imperfectionists ~ Tom Rachman ♦♦♦
    45. Witches on the Road Tonight, Sheri Holman ♦♦♦
    46. Mr. Chartwell ~ Rebecca Hunt ♦♦♦ 
    47. The Tiger’s Wife ~ Tea Obreht ♦♦♦
    48. Right as Rain ~ George Pelecanos
    49. The Lake ~ Banana Yoshimoto  ♦♦♦
    50. The Vagrants ~ Yiyun Li  ♦♦♦
    51. Pym ~ Mat Johnson ♦♦♦
    52. Jamrach’s Menagerie ~ Carol Birch  ♦♦♦ Booker Long List
    53. Chango’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes ~ William Kennedy
    54. A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion ~ Ron Hansen   ♦♦♦
    55. The Last Hundred Days ~ Patrick McGuinness ♦♦♦ Booker Long List
    56. Exley ~ Brock Clarke  ♦♦♦
    57.  The Good and the Ghastly  ~ James Boice ♦♦♦
    58. Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead ~ Barbara Comyns  ♦♦♦
    59. The Wild Colonial Boy ~ James Hynes ♦♦♦
    60. Into the Forbidden Zone, William T. Vollman ♦♦½
    61. Right as Rain ~ George Pelecanos ♦♦½
    62. Snowdrops ~ A. D. Miller  ♦♦½ Booker Long List
    63. The Report ~ Jessica Francis Kane  ♦♦½
    64. Voss ~ Patrick White (GRC-Australia) ♦♦½
    65. The Golovlyov Family, Mikhail Evgrafovich Saktykov (Schedrin)  ♦♦½

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