New York Times Book Review – 10 Best Books of the Year

From  the editors of The New York Times Book Review (Dec. 11, 2011, p. 12), the 10 Best Books of the Year are:

Fiction

  • The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
  • Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson
  • The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

Nonfiction

The editors said: “All 10 books … are triumphs of replenishment and so fulfill the mysterious function special to the best writing in every age and at any moment, even one as pinched as our own …”

Good reading!

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