Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year2011

Given by Kirkus Reviews

154 Works 180,327 Books 9,652 Reviews ½ 3.9
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All, American History (20), Arts & Culture Books (15), Arts & Entertainment (13), Best Books for Informed Americans Selection (1), Best Mysteries and Thrillers (23), Big-Picture History Books (12), Biographies (111), Black Life in America (21), Book Club Fiction (33), Book Club Nonfiction (7), Books About Artists of All Kinds (5), Books About Being Black in America (15), Books About Black Life in America (18), Books About Love and Loss (5), Books To Stir Heated Debate (7), Books for Foodies (12), Books for Progressives (4), Books of Note by Literary Lions (10), Books to Fight Misogyny and Sexism (6), Books to Fight Racism and Xenophobia (6), Children's Book (6), Collections (7), Comic Novels (5), Crime and (In)Justice (8), Culture Books (8), Current Affairs (36), Current Affairs & Social Sciences (21), Debut (24), Debut Fiction (107), Difficult but Necessary Reads (7), Environmental (7), Environmental Fiction (5), Essay (7), Essays & Entertainment (9), Feel-Good Reads (7), Fiction (14), Fiction About Love and Family (5), Fiction About Love and Sex (5), Fiction Debut (1), Fiction Get Your Book Club Talking (1), Fiction Writers to Discover (17), Fiction for Armchair Travel (4), Fiction for Quarantine Reading (7), Fiction in Translation (48), Fiction to Get Your Book Club Talking (58), Fiction: The Top 25 (66), Fictional Families (27), Fictional Voices (17), General Fiction (34), Health and Popular Science (8), Heartrending Nonfiction (1), Historical Excavation (9), Historical Fiction (98), Historical Fiction, 2019, Historical Fiction, 2019 (1), Historical Novels (5), History (75), History Books (11), Indie (1), Indie Memoirs (7), Indie Mysteries and Thrillers (1), Kirkus & Rolling Stone's Best Music Books (21), Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year (1), Literary Fiction (37), Memoirs (118), Memorable Characters (5), Memorable Fictional Families (10), Middle Grade (1), Multicultural (8), Mysteries (12), Mysteries & Thrillers (105), Mysteries and Thrillers (18), Mystery (31), Nature & Environment (18), Nature and Travel (12), Nature, Travel, and Sports Books (8), Nonfiction (342), Nonfiction - Shocking Tales of Injustice (6), Nonfiction Books to Navigate American Politics (6), Nonfiction Collections (7), Nonfiction for Lovers of the Literary Arts (7), Nonfiction with Truly Inspirational Characters (3), Nonfiction: The Top 25 (25), Novels To Get Your Book Club Talking (9), Page-Turners (10), Politics (14), Pop Culture and Entertainment (7), Popular Fiction (15), Popular Science Books (9), Reported (8), Romance (54), Science Books (7), Science Fiction and Fantasy (135), Science and Medicine (10), Science and Nature (29), Science and Technology (18), Short Fiction (62), Short Story Collections (15), Social & Cultural Studies Books (11), Socioeconomic Books (4), Sports and Entertainment (7), Story Collections (22), Teen (2), Thrillers (27), Tracking Autocracy and White Supremacy (4), Translation (9), Up-to-the-Minute Fiction (7), Urgent Books of Current Affairs (8), World History (15), Writers to Discover (8), Young Adult (1), Zombie and Vampire (6), No Category (32)
Years:
All, 2023 (198), 2022 (190), 2021 (194), 2020 (213), 2019 (186), 2018 (182), 2017 (18), 2016 (190), 2015 (182), 2014 (176), 2013 (202), 2012 (201), 2011 (154), 2010 (193), 2008 (2), 2007 (2), 2006 (2)
WorkCategoryYear
Tolstoy: a Russian life by Rosamund Bartlett
Biographies2011
Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman by Patricia Bosworth
Biographies2011
Courage Beyond the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story by Jim Dent
Biographies2011
Love and Capital by Mary Gabriel
Biographies2011
Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America by David S. Reynolds
Biographies2011
Howard Cosell: The Man, the Myth, and the Transformation of American Sports by Mark Ribowsky
Biographies2011
Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music - The Definitive Life by Tim Riley
Biographies2011
Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein by Julie Salamon
Biographies2011
Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin
Biographies2011
Eddie's War by Carol Fisher Saller
Children's Book2011
The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda by Peter Bergen
Current Affairs2011
The Honored Dead: A Story of Friendship, Murder, and the Search for Truth in the Arab World by Joseph Braude
Current Affairs2011
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama
Current Affairs2011
The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media by Brooke Gladstone
Current Affairs2011
The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror by Garrett M. Graff
Current Affairs2011
Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches by Anna Politkovskaya
Current Affairs2011
Green Is the New Red: An Insider's Account of a Social Movement under Siege by Will Potter
Current Affairs2011
Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman
Current Affairs2011
Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World by Doug Saunders
Current Affairs2011
We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People (American Empire Project) by Peter Van Buren
Current Affairs2011
The Sly Company of People Who Care by Rahul Bhattacharya
Debut Fiction2011
A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards
Debut Fiction2011
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Debut Fiction2011
Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? by Johan Harstad
Debut Fiction2011
Partitions by Amit Majmudar
Debut Fiction2011
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Debut Fiction2011
This Burns My Heart by Samuel Park
Debut Fiction2011
We the Animals by Justin Torres
Debut Fiction2011
The Legacy: A Novel by Kirsten Tranter
Debut Fiction2011
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Debut Fiction2011
Moondogs by Alexander Yates
Debut Fiction2011
Once Upon a Time, There Was You by Elizabeth Berg
Fiction About Love and Family2011
The Sisters by Nancy Jensen
Fiction About Love and Family2011
Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt
Fiction About Love and Family2011
Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eyre Ward
Fiction About Love and Family2011
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
Fiction About Love and Family2011
Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga
Fiction: The Top 252011
Until the Dawn's Light by Aharon Appelfeld
Fiction: The Top 252011
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Fiction: The Top 252011
Other People's Money by Justin Cartwright
Fiction: The Top 252011
The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen
Fiction: The Top 252011
Open City by Teju Cole
Fiction: The Top 252011
The Infernals by John Connolly
Fiction: The Top 252011
The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
Fiction: The Top 252011
The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
Fiction: The Top 252011
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Fiction: The Top 252011
Trophy: A Novel by Michael Griffith
Fiction: The Top 252011
The Magician King by Lev Grossman
Fiction: The Top 252011
Faith by Jennifer Haigh
Fiction: The Top 252011
The Mighty Walzer by Howard Jacobson
Fiction: The Top 252011
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Fiction: The Top 252011
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Fiction: The Top 252011
The Call by Yannick Murphy
Fiction: The Top 252011
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Fiction: The Top 252011
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
Fiction: The Top 252011
The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips
Fiction: The Top 252011
A Moment in the Sun by John Sayles
Fiction: The Top 252011
The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson
Fiction: The Top 252011
The Submission by Amy Waldman
Fiction: The Top 252011
The Outlaw Album by Daniel Woodrell
Fiction: The Top 252011
Galore by Michael Crummey
Historical Fiction2011
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Historical Fiction2011
Bright and Distant Shores by Dominic Smith
Historical Fiction2011
The Secret History of Costaguana by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Historical Fiction2011
The Richest Hill on Earth by Richard S. Wheeler
Historical Fiction2011
Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World by James Carroll
History2011
The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War by Peter Englund
History2011
1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart
History2011
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
History2011
Assassins of the Turquoise Palace by Roya Hakakian
History2011
All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945 by Max Hastings
History2011
Hearts Touched by Fire: The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War (Modern Library) by Harold Holzer
History2011
Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris by David King
History2011
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
History2011
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann
History2011
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
History2011
Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America by John McMillian
History2011
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
History2011
The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs by Jim Rasenberger
History2011
The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War by Andrew Roberts
History2011
The Thousand-Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937 by David Welky
History2011
Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation by Andrea Wulf
History2011
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff
History2011
The Memory Palace by Mira Bartók
Memoirs2011
Bento's Sketchbook by John Berger
Memoirs2011
Blue Nights by Joan Didion
Memoirs2011
Townie by Andre III Dubus
Memoirs2011
Your Voice in My Head: A Memoir by Emma Forrest
Memoirs2011
Tiger, Tiger by Margaux Fragoso
Memoirs2011
Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
Memoirs2011
An Unquenchable Thirst: A Memoir by Mary Johnson
Memoirs2011
Witness to an Extreme Century: A Memoir by Robert Jay Lifton
Memoirs2011
Now You See Me by S. J. Bolton
Mysteries2011
Back of Beyond by C. J. Box
Mysteries2011
Dead Dogs and Englishmen by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
Mysteries2011
The Blinded Man by Arne Dahl
Mysteries2011
Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon
Mysteries2011
Rizzo's Fire by Lou Manfredo
Mysteries2011
Stealing Mona Lisa: A Mystery by Carson Morton
Mysteries2011
Echoes of the Dead by Sally Spencer
Mysteries2011
Lucifer's Tears by James Thompson
Mysteries2011
The King of Diamonds by Simon Tolkien
Mysteries2011
The Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams
Mysteries2011
The Rock Hole by Reavis Z. Wortham
Mysteries2011
Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game by Dan Barry
Pop Culture and Entertainment2011
The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc. by Jonathan Lethem
Pop Culture and Entertainment2011
33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day by Dorian Lynskey
Pop Culture and Entertainment2011
Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980-1988 by Michael Palin
Pop Culture and Entertainment2011
The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter by Mark Seal
Pop Culture and Entertainment2011
Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness by Neil Strauss
Pop Culture and Entertainment2011
Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music by Rob Young
Pop Culture and Entertainment2011
The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World by David Deutsch
Science and Technology2011
Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet by Tim Flannery
Science and Technology2011
Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth by Mark Hertsgaard
Science and Technology2011
First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth by Marc Kaufman
Science and Technology2011
In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy
Science and Technology2011
Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life by Martin Meredith
Science and Technology2011
The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America by Jonathan D. Moreno
Science and Technology2011
Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All by Paul A. Offit
Science and Technology2011
Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth by Curt Stager
Science and Technology2011
The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe
Science Fiction and Fantasy2011
With Fate Conspire by Marie Brennan
Science Fiction and Fantasy2011
Spellbound by Blake Charlton
Science Fiction and Fantasy2011
When the Saints by Dave Duncan
Science Fiction and Fantasy2011
Embassytown by China Miéville
Science Fiction and Fantasy2011
Scholar: A Novel in the Imager Portfolio by L. E. Modesitt
Science Fiction and Fantasy2011
The Cold Commands by Richard K. Morgan
Science Fiction and Fantasy2011
Snuff by Terry Pratchett
Science Fiction and Fantasy2011
The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
Science Fiction and Fantasy2011
Rule 34 by Charles Stross
Science Fiction and Fantasy2011
We Others: New and Selected Stories by Steven Millhauser
Short Story Collections2011
Orientation: And Other Stories by Daniel Orozco
Short Story Collections2011
American Masculine: Stories by Shann Ray
Short Story Collections2011
Ladies and Gentlemen by Adam Ross
Short Story Collections2011
In This Light: New and Selected Stories by Melanie Rae Thon
Short Story Collections2011
The Empty Family: Stories by Colm Tóibín
Short Story Collections2011
Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark
Thrillers2011
Red On Red by Edward Conlon
Thrillers2011
The Trinity Six by Charles Cumming
Thrillers2011
Very Bad Men by Harry Dolan
Thrillers2011
Eyes Wide Open by Andrew Gross
Thrillers2011
The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill
Thrillers2011
Bloodmoney by David Ignatius
Thrillers2011
The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell
Thrillers2011
Spoor by Deon Meyer
Thrillers2011
The Snowman by Jo Nesbø
Thrillers2011
The Informant by Thomas Perry
Thrillers2011
The Complaints by Ian Rankin
Thrillers2011
Thick as Thieves by Peter Spiegelman
Thrillers2011
Reamde by Neal Stephenson
Thrillers2011
The Gentlemen's Hour by Don Winslow
Thrillers2011
Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones
Young Adult2011
Rock Star's Rainbow by Kevin Glavin
2011
The Shield that Fell from Heaven by William S. Kerr
2011

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