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November 4, 2011

Online "Best of 2011" Book Lists

For the fourth straight year, I will be aggregating every online "best of 2011" book lists I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to this master list, updating daily.

Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media list I have missed.

Read daily updates to this list.

Revisit the 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2000-2009 (best of the decade) online year-end book list collections.

10 Bad Habits (favorite books)
12 Most... (most compelling books)
3:AM Magazine (books)
5 Second Rule (cookbooks)
The 6th Floor (top photo books)
83 Durant St (best books)

A.V. Club (best books)
A.V. Club (best graphic novels and art comics)
A.V. Club (best superhero and mainstream comics)
AbeBooks (bestselling signed books)
AbeBooks (most expensive book sales)
Abnormally Paranormal Reviews (books) (manga graphic novels)
Adam Bell (best books)
Adam Westbrook (books for multimedia producers, journalists and entrepreneurs)
Adventures in Borkdom (top books)
Adventures in Borkdom (top non-fiction and memoirs)
AfterEllen (books)
Aftran's YA Book Reviews (favorite books)
Against Nothingness (best books)
Algonquin Books Blog (authors' favorite books)
Algonquin Books Blog (staff favorite books)
Alisa's Totally Random Blog (best books)
All I Ever Read (best books)
All Things Urban Fantasy (paranormal books)
Alpha Reader (favourite books)
Already & Not Yet (books)
All-Consuming Books (best books)
AMACOM Books Blog (best books)
Amanda Craig (children's books)
Amazon editors (best books)
Amazon editors (best arts & photography books)
Amazon editors (best audiobooks)
Amazon editors (best biographies and memoirs)
Amazon editors (best book jackets and covers)
Amazon editors (best business & investing books)
Amazon editors (best children's middle readers books)
Amazon editors (best children's picture books)
Amazon editors (best comics & graphic novels)
Amazon editors (best cooking, food and wine books)
Amazon editors (best crafts books)
Amazon editors (best debut fiction)
Amazon editors (best entertainment books)
Amazon editors (best gay & lesbian books)
Amazon editors (best history books)
Amazon editors (best home & garden books)
Amazon editors (best Kindle singles)
Amazon editors (best literature & fiction)
Amazon editors (best mystery & thriller books)
Amazon editors (best nonfiction books)
Amazon editors (best outdoors & nature books)
Amazon editors (best quirky and strange books)
Amazon editors (best romance books)
Amazon editors (best science books)
Amazon editors (best science fiction and fantasy)
Amazon editors (best teens books) Editors (top arts & photography books) Editors (top biographies & Memoirs) Editors (top books) Editors (top business & Investing) Editors (top Canadian fiction) Editors (top children's middle grade Books) Editors (top children's picture books) Editors (top comics & graphic novels) Editors (top cooking, food & wine books) Editors (top entertainment books) Editors (top history books) Editors (top home & garden books) Editors (top literature & fiction) Editors (top mysteries & thrillers) Editors (top nonfiction books) Editors (top outdoors & nature books) Editors (top science books) Editors (top science fiction & fantasy) Editors (top teens books)
The Amazon Iowan (favorite M/M books)
American Photo (best photo books)
Anderson Independent (best books)
Andrea Zak (best books)
Angela's Anxious Life (top books)
Anna Solomon (best children's picture books)
Anthony Awards (mysteries)
Antibacterial Pope (top books)
The Appetizer (best beer books)
An Armchair by the Sea (top books)
Armchair General (military history books)
The Arrowhead (best books)
Artful Homemaking (best books)
ArtsBeat (New York Times editors' and ctitics' favorite books)
Association for Library Service to Children (notable children's books)
ASU News - Patricia Etter (top Southwestern books)
At Home with Books (best and worst fiction)
The Atlantic (books of the year)
Attention Span 2011 (books)
AudioFile (best audiobooks)
The Audies (audiobooks)
Audrey Onassis (top books)
Austenprose (top Jane Austen-inspired books)
Austin Chronicle (books)
The Australian (books)
austin life, (un)edited. (top books)
azlememoriallibrary (favorite books)

Babbling Book Reviews (favorite books)
Babies, Books, and Signs (top books)
Babies, Books, and Signs (top baby'children's books)
Bachelor's Degree Online (best books)
Bad Sex in Fiction Award (novels)
The Backyard (best books)
Bait for Bookworms (big books)
Band of Thebes (best LGBT books chosen by authors)
Bandanamom (best books)
Barnes & Noble (best books)
The Barrington Books Blog (best books)
The Barrington Books Blog (best children's picture books)
Baseball America (best baseball books)
BatesHook (favorite books)
Battle Hymns (books)
Bay Windows (best gay and lesbian parenting books)
BBC Good Food (best cookbooks)
BD Horror Comics News (best comics)
Be Inspired (favorite books) (favorite books)
Beauty Is a Sleeping Cat (best and worst books)
Bellingham Herald (librarians' favorite books)
Benito Corral Reviews (favorite books)
Berkeley Place (best comics) (best books) (most overrated books) (top books made into movies)
Beth Fish Reads (top books)
BeyondChron (favorite books)
Bible Geek Gone Wild (favourite books)
Bibliokept (books)
Bibliophile by the Sea (best books)
Bibliotropic (best books)
Big Other (best books)
Big Think (best art books)
Bill Cameron (favorite books)
Bill Dahl (best books)
Birth to 6 (illustrated books for children)
Bivocational Ministry (favorite books)
Blake Atwood (top books)
Blastr (science fiction books)
Bloggers[heart]Books (top books)
Blogging by Liza (favorite books)
Blogging for YA (best books)
Blogging Theologically (favorite books)
Blogomatic 3000! (top comic books)
Blogs by Kids (awesome books)
Bloody Disgusting (best comics)
BPS Research Digest (psychology books)
Bibliophile Stalker (speculative fiction anthologies)
Bill Thompson's Eye on Books (favorite books)
Birds on the Blog (top books)
bklynbiblio (books)
Blastr (graphic novels)
Blogging for a Good Book (spreadsheet of books mentioned on year-end lists)
Bon Appetit (best cookbooks)
The Book Case (best book jackets)
The Book Case (best books)
The Book Catapault (notable books)
The Book Cellar (top books)
Book Diary (best books)
Book Glutton (books)
The Book Jam (gift books)
The Book Lady's Blog (best genre busting books)
The Book Lady's Blog (best literary fiction)
The Book Lady's Blog (best memoir & biography)
The Book Lady's Blog (best nonfiction)
The Book Life (favorite paranormal life)
Book Reviews and More (top fiction)
Book Reviews for Teens and Tweens (best books)
Book Riot (best books)
Book Riot - Bethanne Patrick (best books)
The Book Smugglers (authors' favorite books)
Book Snob (best books)
Book-A-Day (best books)
BookAHolics Anonymous (top books)
Bookalicious (best books)
BookBreather (favorite books)
Bookfan (favorite books) (most sought-after out-of-print books)
Bookgasm (best books)
Bookish (best books)
Bookish Little Me (favorite books)
Booklist (top arts books)
Booklist (top arts books for youth)
Booklist (top biographies)
Booklist (top biographies for youth)
Booklist (top black history books for youth)
Booklist (top black history nonfiction)
Booklist (top books on the environment)
Booklist (top books on the environment for youth)
Booklist (top business books)
Booklist (top crime fiction audiobooks)
Booklist (top crime fiction for youth)
Booklist (top first novels)
Booklist (top first novels for youth)
Booklist (top food books)
Booklist (top graphic novels)
Booklist (top graphic novels for youth)
Booklist (top historical fiction)
Booklist (top historical fiction for youth)
Booklist (top horror fiction)
Booklist (top literary travel books)
Booklist (top nonfiction series)
Booklist (top romance fiction)
Booklist (top romance fiction for youth)
Booklist (top SF/fantasy books)
Booklist (top SF/fantasy books for youth)
Booklist (top sports audiobooks)
Booklist (top sports books for youth)
BookPage (best books)
BookPeople - Consuela (top books)
BookPeople - Joe T. (top books)
BookPeople - Nolan (top books) (reviewers' favorite books)
Books & Culture (favorite books)
Books and Threads (best books)
Books Are My Boyfriends (books)
Books for Company (top books)
Books in Bloom - Kristin (top books)
Books in Bloom - Tracey (children's picture books)
Books in Bloom - Tracey (top books)
Books LIVE (South African bookstore proprietors' top books)
Books on the Nightstand (overlooked books)
Books Over Boys (top characters)
Books Over Boys (top books)
Books Take You Places (favorite books)
The Bookscape Report (best paranormal romance books and series)
Bookslut (kids gift books)
Booktopia (highest selling fiction titles)
Booktopia (highest selling non-fiction books)
Booktopia - Lauren Kate (favourite fiction)
Booktopia - Toni Whitmont (top Australian and international fiction)
Booky Kids (best children's board books)
Booky Kids (best books for youth)
Booky Kids (best young adult books)
Bookzilla (favorite books)
Borasky Business Journal (best business books)
Borrowed Light (top books)
Boston Baby Mama (favorite books)
The Boston Bibliophile (top books)
Boston Book Festival (favorite books)
Boston Globe (best children's books)
Boston Globe (best crime books)
Boston Globe (best fiction books)
Boston Globe (best nonfiction books)
Boston Globe (best poetry books)
Boston Globe (best science books)
Boston Globe (best sports books)
Boston Globe (gift books)
Boston Globe (music-related books)
Boston Phoenix (gift books)
Boswell and Books (best books)
Boys Rule! Boys Read! (top books)
Brain Pickings (best art and design books)
Brain Pickings (best biographies and memoirs)
Brain Pickings (best children's and picture books)
Brain Pickings (best food books)
Brain Pickings (best history books)
Brain Pickings (best photography books)
Brain Pickings (best psychology and philosophy books)
Brain Pickings (best science books)
Brasilicana (favorite books)
The Brazen Bookworm (top books)
Brenda's Blog (best books)
Brent Colby (top books)
Brian Garside (favourite books)
Brian Keene (top books)
Brick and Rope (best books)
The Bricoleur (favorite books)
Bridget of Arabia (favorite books)
Bring on the Books (books)
The Broke and the Bookish (top books)
Bruce Barcott (favorite books)
The Bucket List (best book covers)
Bullish on Books (best books)
The Bursting Bookshelf (top books)
Bus Full of Losers (best books)
Buzzard Blog (best books)
The Bygone Bureau (best books)

The Cait Files (best books)
California Literary Review (best books)
Caponomics (best books)
Caribousmom (best books)
Carl Gregg (best books)
Carnegie-Stout Public Library (favorite books)
Carrie Mesrobian (favorite books)
Cassandra's Caprice (favorite books)
The Casual Optimist (favourite book covers)
Cataloging and Cardigans (best books)
Cavman Considers (favorite books)
CBC Live (celebrity books)
Challies (top books)
Chamber Four (best books)
Chamber Four - Aaron Block (best books)
Chamber Four - David Duhr (best books)
Chamber Four - Eric Markowsky (poetry books)
Chamber Four - Marc Velasquez (best nonfiction)
Chamber Four - Mike Beeman (best books)
Chamber Four - Nico Vreeland (best books)
Chamber Four - Sean Clark (best books)
Chaotic Compendiums (best books)
The Chapel Door (top books)
Chapman/Chapman (favorite books)
Chapters Indigo (best books)
Chasing Tomatoes (best cookbooks)
Chelsey Blair (best books)
Chicago Magazine (best Chicago fiction)
Chicago Parent (best children's books)
Chicago Sun-Times (favorite books)
Chicago Sun-Times (gift books)
Chicago Tribune (cookbooks)
Chicago Tribune (best books)
Chicago Tribune (top wine books)
Chicken Spaghetti (list of year-end children's book lists)
Chicklish - Daria (top books) (most marketable foreign writers in China)
Chris Cruz (best books)
Christchurch City Libraries (children's information books, poetry and fairytales books)
Christchurch City Libraries (children's picture books)
Christchurch City Libraries (older readers books)
Christchurch City Libraries (young adults books)
Christchurch City Libraries (younger readers books)
Christopher Kimball (top cookbooks)
Chuck Palahniuk (books)
Church Leader insights (best books for church leaders)
City of Tongues (best books)
Civil Wars Books and Authors (books)
Civil War Memory (top Civil War books)
Claire Legrand (favorite books)
Cleveland Plain Dealer (best paperbacks)
Clint's Corner (favorite books)
CMT (best music books)
Codex (favorite fiction)
Coffee Theory (best books)
Coffeespoons (best books)
Colleen's Green Grass (favorite books)
The Comic Vault (best comics)
ComicAttack (top all-ages comics)
ComicsAlliance (best comics) (comics)
Comic Book Resources (top comics)
Comics Bulletin (best graphic novels)
The Comics Reporter (comics gifts)
The Compulsive Reader (best books)
Confessions of a Bookaholic (top books)
Connecticut Library Consortium (best books for children)
The Conscious Cat (favorite cat books)
Consumed by Books (top books)
Conversations Book Club (top books)
Countdown to Mexico (favorite books)
Creation/Community/Commission (favorite books)
The Creative Mama (best books)
Crime Fiction Lover (top crime books)
Critical Mass (small press books)
The Critiquing Critica (best books)
Cryptomundo (top cryptozoology books)
Curtis Knows Nothing (best books)

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K - P

Q - Z

also at Largehearted Boy:

daily updates to this list

Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists

2011 Online Year-end Music Lists
2010 Online Year-end Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Music Lists
2009 Online Year-end Music Lists
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists
2007 Online Year-end Music Lists
2006 Online Year-end Music Lists
other lists at Largehearted Boy

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
52 Books, 52 Weeks
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics and graphic novel picks)
Anitiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
Largehearted WORD (weekly new book picks)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)