November marks the beginning of year-end best lists, and now Amazon’s book editors have unveiled their picks for the top 10 books of 2011. The list runs the gamut as far as genre: adult literary (The Marriage Plot, The Tiger’s Wife), young adult (Daughter of Smoke and Bone), nonfiction (Steve Jobs), and thrillers (Before I Go to Sleep). I support any list that draws deserved attention to both Lost in Shangri-La and Laini Taylor’s beautiful Twilight alternative — but I’m in the minority who thinks Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding doesn’t deserve the hype or praise it’s received. No doubt it’ll continue to top lists before the year is up.
Check out Amazon’s full list below: