Just like last year, I am going to milk this best book thing on the Monday Discussion. This week we will begin with the best book you read in 2011 that did NOT have a 2011 copyright. Next week, I will compile the list for those of you who do not go back and follow the comments or read the archive.
Click here to see the recap of how people answered this question last year.
As usual, I will go first. The best book I read in 2011 was from 2003, The Known World by Edward P. Jones. I only finished it last month and have yet to get my review posted. But I will before my final Top 10 books I read this year is published at the end of the month.
This just goes to show you that you can miss a book that appeared on every best list in the past (in this case 8 years ago), but then turn to it years later and absolutely love it. I know I have been hammering this point home lately, but it is a key point. With all of the frenzy for the current crop of "best" books, there will be a waiting list and people will need something to read while they wait. previous years' "bests" are a great readalike option here.
Enough of me. Bring on your favorite books read this year with a copyright date of 2010 or sooner. Nothing is off limits people.
I will compile the list next week but you can always access the Monday Discussion Archives here.
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