Best Books of 2011

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s Top 10 books of 2011:

Fiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
The Art of FieldingChad Harbach
11/22/63Stephen King
Swamplandia!Karen Russell
Ten Thousand SaintsEleanor Henderson
The Tiger’s WifeTéa Obreht

Nonfiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
Arguably: EssaysChristopher Hitchens
The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Journey to Understand His Extraordinary SonIan Brown
Malcolm X: A Life of ReinventionManning Marable
Thinking, Fast and SlowDaniel Kahneman
A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil WarAmanda Foreman

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 2011

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 2011:

TitleAuthor
Winner: A Visit from the Goon SquadJennifer Egan
Finalist: The PrivilegesJonathan Dee
Finalist: The SurrenderedChang-rae Lee

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 2011:

TitleAuthor
Winner: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of CancerSiddhartha Mukherjee
Finalist: Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American HistoryS.C. Gwynne
Finalist: The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our BrainsNicholas Carr

Amazon’s Bestselling Books of 2011

Here are the top selling books on Amazon in 2011:

TitleAuthor
1. Steve JobsWalter Isaacson
2. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and RedemptionLaura Hillenbrand
3. A Dance with DragonsGeorge R. R. Martin
4. Killing LincolnBill O’Reilly
5. The HelpKathryn Stockett
6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksRebecca Skloot
7. 11/22/63Stephen King
8. Cutting for StoneAbraham Verghese
9. BossypantsTina Fey
10. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s BerlinEric Larson

Note: Only considering adult fiction and nonfiction titles.