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USA Today 10 Best Books of 2011

Are you still writing 2011 on your checks?  Takes a while to catch up, and the USA Today list of 10 books to love from 2011 just rose to the top of my stack of papers.

I’ve only read 4 on the list (see my reviews by clicking on the red titles); it’s great to get more to order from the library for 2012.



  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Joyce Dugard
  • In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
  • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
  • Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield

6 thoughts on “USA Today 10 Best Books of 2011

  1. I just finished To Be Sung Underwater, and along with being impressed with the depth of the writing I still can’t sort out how I feel about it – usually the mark of a good book for me. (The Road is at the top of my best book lists, although I hope to never read it again and it still haunts me.)

    My son is reading Sherlock Holmes on his iPod, but I read too quickly for those small screens I’ve decided.

    • Yes, I remember having that same feeling about To Be Sung Underwater – a thoughtful book but hard to read. I’ve decided to only use my Kindle when I travel.

  2. I have just begun Catherine The Great and plan to read Death Comes to Pemberley and 11/22/63. I may have to buy Catherine the Great on my Nook Color. The Nook Color, or any e-reader or tablet, is a wonderful invention.

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