My Favorite Books Read in 2011

I seem to have hit a snag in my nascent Time 100 project; namely, I started to read the third book, Catch-22, then got side-tracked about a month ago and haven’t returned to it since. But I will finish it before the end of the year and post something on it: my pre-New Year resolution.

To keep this blog semi-relevant until then, I thought I’d offer some thoughts on the 12 books I liked best in 2011 — not, mind you, books necessarily published in 2011. I haven’t ranked most of them beyond including them on this list, so the first 11 are in alphabetical order by author, and the twelfth, which I’ll post separately, is my choice for Favorite Read of 2011.

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