Monday, January 24, 2011

2011 ALA Notable Books

Notable Books for Adults List, 2011


Nashville Chrome by Rick Bass.

Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue.

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin.

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.

Next by James Hynes.

The Surrendered by Chang Rae Lee.

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes.

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel by David Mitchell.

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray.

The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli.

The Lonely Polygamist: A Novel by Brady Udall.


Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow.

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss by Edmund de Waal.

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick.

Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier.

The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness by Oren Harman.

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent.

Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hourby Lynne Olson.

The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Just Kids by Patti Smith.

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant.

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.


Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty: Poems by Tony Hoagland.

Wait: Poems by C.K. Williams.


Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Poetry, as always, the least represented. Thanks for the list. A lot of great reads on it.

Angela said...

I have just found your website and I like it very much. I am not sure I have the guts to join!

Wendy said...

Don't be shy, Angela - we don't bite! No pressure - you set your own goals...we'd love to have you on board :)