Staff Top Ten of 2011

Here’s the annual Top Ten list for the staff. The only rule is that the book must have been read in 2011, not necessarily published in 2011. The lists are not in order of favorites.

Staff Top Ten of 2011
Gail’s Top Ten for 2011
1.Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin
2.Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girly-Girl Culture, by Peggy Orenstein
3.Caleb’s Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks
4.The Magician King, by Lev Grossman
5.The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
6.Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
7.The Cat’s Table, by Michael Ondaatje
8.Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer
9.Dreams of Joy, by Lisa See
10.Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
Runners-up: Dumb Witness; Little Princes; When She Woke

Jen’s Top 10 for 2011
1.Caleb’s Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks
2.Night Circus, by Erin Morganstern
3.The Dovekeepers, by Alice Hoffman
4.Sisterhood Everlasting, by Ann Brashares
5.The Story of Beautiful Girl, by Rachel Simon
6.22 Britannia Road, by Amanda Hodgkinson
7.Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by Susan Vreeland
8.Dreams of Joy, by Lisa See
9.Book of Lies, by Mary Harlock
10.The Dark Dividing, by Sarah Rayne

Lisa’s Top Ten
1.The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
2. V is for Vengeance, by Sue Grafton
3. The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznik
4. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
5. Sisterhood Everlasting, by Ann Brasheres
6. Caleb’s Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks
7. The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School, by Alexandra Robbins
8. How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming, by Mike Brown
9. The Clockwork Three, by Matthew Kirby
10. The Warlock, by Michael Scott

Tabitha’s Top Ten
1.Beautiful Boy, by David Sheff
2.The Spellman Files, by Lisa Lutz
3.Remarkable Creatures, by Tracy Chevalier
4.October Fest, by Jess Lourey
5.Girls in White Dresses, by Jenniver Close
6.Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me, by Chelsea Handler
7.Velocity, by Dean Koontz
8.Heat Wave, by Richard Castle
9.No Time to Say Goodbye, by Carla Fine
10.Confessions of a Guidette, by Nichole Polizzi


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