Best Books 2011 — Goodreads Choice Awards
Top 11 Books of 2011!!!
Amazon's Best Books of the Year
A good book -- perhaps a cheerful fire -- and a stretch of time are bound to reward and replenish. Here are our selections for the best books of , choices that can sustain a reader through a long winter's night, and bring pleasure to a new year. Binocular Vision. Subtle, incisive and often funny -- "The cantor's a baritone, not bad if you like phlegm" -- these 34 short stories are a marvel. Often set in a fictional Boston suburb, Godolphin, a place "not so much out of fashion as beyond its reach," this is fiction of the first rank. The Buddha in the Attic.
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Shifting alliances at home and abroad, ruthless accumulation of capital and endless court intrigues form the backdrop to Thomas Penn's Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England Allen Lane , a chilling and enticing portrait of Henry VII, the founder of the Tudor dynasty that created a centralised English state. Well written and well researched, the book helps us understand why Shakespeare decided to give this Henry a miss. It would have been difficult to prettify him. The Royal National Theatre should seek to remedy this omission rapidly: Winter King has a very modern feel. Written largely from material obtained from Soviet archives, this account explains why the Afghans hate being occupied and each chapter offers a warning to the Nato occupiers of today. Beirut in the 30s, unoccupied Palestine and a love affair recalled through a set of dream sequences: an Arab spring of a very different sort.
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Here, in no particular order, is The Globe and Mail's annual Globe best books of the year. You can read all here, or view them by category in the four photo galleries attached to this story. For a handy shopping list with just the titles and authors, click here. It's perfect for printing or sending to your mobile device. Mooney's poems are subtle and intelligent, with a wry brand of tenderness, his humour sparking with a Generation Y refusal of full-on Gen X ironic distance.
This list is generated from "best of" book lists from a variety of great sources. An algorithm is used to create a master list based on how many lists a particular book appears on. Some lists count more than others. I generally trust "best of all time" lists voted by authors and experts over user-generated lists. On the lists that are actually ranked, the book that is 1st counts a lot more than the book that's th.
Amazon's Best Books of the Year is a list of best books created yearly by Amazon. It is a list of best books picked by Amazon editors and customers. It began in Customer favorites are ranked according to the number of sales made through October, for books published in that calendar year. The lists are usually announced in early November. Amazon editors released a list of best books to read in a lifetime. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.