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Before we dive into our lists for the best books we have read in 2011, a brief explanation is in order. Unlike our musical tastes, the books we read span generations. Thus it makes little sense to only create a “best of list” around books published in 2011.
In fact as you will see, Donovan has only read 10 books published this year. Therefore, we have separated our “best of” list into four specific lists.
First, Donovan will present “Top Ten Books Published in 2011” list which will include all ten books he has read published this year.
Second, he will share his ten favorite novels read this year that have been published at any point in history beside 2011.
Third, he will list his ten favorite nonfiction books read this year.
Finally, Andrew will present his favorite 10 books of any genre or publish date that he read this year in a concise list unlike that other guy.
To assist with clarity, we will include objective ratings of each book on a 0-5 scale so that you can see how we view each book on a grand scale. So let us begin:
9. Boxer, Beetle: A Novel by Ned Beauman 2.5 stars