Friday, December 30, 2011

The #spbkchat best books of the year list

Our last chat of 2011 was another lively one, as we talked about our best reads of the year. Next week, we're looking ahead to books you're most looking forward to in 2012.

Happy New Year, everyone!

The list:

Rides a Dread Legion
Three Cups of Tea
Three Cups of Deceit
No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (series)
Isabel Dalhousie (series)
Scotland Street
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
No Ordinary Deal
The Spirit Level
Decision Point
Lunch in Paris
Mr Pip
The Reader
Shardlake (series)
The Story of Tom Brennan
The World Unfolds
After the Quake
Deanna Raybourn (series)
Raymond Carver
Sex and Stravinksy
The Hand that First Held Mine
The Name of the Star
Last Letter from Your Lover
Lady of the English
Secret River
Me Before You
Caribou Island
Tiny Sunbirds
The Baron in the Trees
Ghost Story
Down the Rabbit Hole
Tomorrow Pamplona
Matthew Swift (series)
Dresden Files (series)
A Far Cry from Kensington
The Peacock Emporium
Ship of Brides
Parallel Stories
Glorious Nemesis
The Chicken Thief
The Silent Land
Ready Player One
Little Princes
Adam Bede
Phineas Fin
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Men Briefly Explained
Lady of the English
The Rose Garden
The Street Sweeper
We Need to Talk About Kevin
A Discovery of Witches
Anna and the French Kiss
Lola and the Boy Next Door

The Winter Sea
Bridge of Clay
A Monster Calls
Chaos Walking (series)
Shadowy Horses
Dragon Bound
Seven Types of Ambiguity
Toby Daye (series)
Black Hawke
Mercy Thompson (series)
The Book Thief
Kitty (series)
Magic (series)
Glenroy (series)
Violin Lessons
The Silent Cry
The Woman on the Bus
The Tiny Wife
The Rose Garden
Great Expectations
Love and Romanpunk
Battle Royale
Far Away
The Rose Garden
Rules of Civility
Brides of Rollrock Island
Glitter Rose
Tender Morsels
State of Wonder
Whispering Willow
His Name in Lights
The Name of the Wind
The Wise Man 's Fear
Burn Bright
The Loner
Madigan Mine
Miss Pettigrew's Home for Peculiar Children
Witch Eyes
After the Golden Age
Black Juice
Beside the Sea
The Arrival
The King's Bastard

Peter Corris
Charlaine Harris
Gail Carriger
Raymond Feist
Kate Griffin
Tim Waggoner
Harukai Murakami
Greg Mortesen
Alexander McCall Smith
Craig Sivley
Jasper Jones
Kathleen Jones
Catherine Cookson
Katherine Mansfield
Jane Kelsey
Anh Do
George Bush
Deanna Raybourn
Elizabeth Bard
CJ Sansom
Maggie O'Farrell
Julia Spencer-Fleming
Michele Drier
Carol Sklenicka
Barbara Trapido
Laura Hillenbrand
Maureen Johnson
JoJo Moyes
Elizabeth Chadwick
Kate Grenville
Italo Calvino
Jim Butcher
Muriel Sparks
Peter Nadas
Ladislav Klima
Tomas Elroy Martinez
Craig Taylor
Fiona Leonard
Graham Joyce
Conor Grennan
George Eliot
Anthony Trollope
Anne Bronte
Tim Jones
Susannah Kearsley
Elliot Spencer
Deb Harkness
Stephanie Perkins
Sheila Rowbotham
Joanna Bourne
Seanan McGuire
Thea Harrison
Mark Zusak
Patricia Briggs
Carrie Vaughn
Ilona Andrews
Stephen Carroll
Elliot Perlman
Arnold Zable
Shusaku Endo
Pauline McLynn
Andrew Kaufmann
Susannah Kearsley
Amor Towles
Margo Lanagan
David Vann
Ann Patchett
Patrick Rothfuss
Patrick Ness
Marianne De Pierres
Veronique Olmi
Shaun Tan
Rowena Cory Daniells


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