Best Books of 2011 - The Critics' Choices

I collected 24+ lists of "best books of 2011" from newspapers, magazines and websites and compiled them into one list. These are books on four or more of the lists.
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3.69 avg rating — 100,238 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 120,899 ratings
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3.37 avg rating — 71,958 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 253,789 ratings
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3.64 avg rating — 128,480 ratings
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3.42 avg rating — 93,316 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 81,629 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 108,413 ratings
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3.57 avg rating — 9,098 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 29,693 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 506,800 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 373 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 178,923 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 183,024 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 19,105 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 118,072 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 35,018 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 298,758 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 58,524 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 5,756 ratings
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3.36 avg rating — 33,056 ratings
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3.45 avg rating — 2,573 ratings
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3.37 avg rating — 15,048 ratings
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26

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3.97 avg rating — 68,319 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 432,555 ratings
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3.30 avg rating — 8,095 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 6,145 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 31,509 ratings
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3.57 avg rating — 5,346 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 36,114 ratings
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3.64 avg rating — 1,507 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 10,723 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 4,285 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 9,795 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 48,471 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 18,718 ratings
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3.35 avg rating — 5,109 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 19,135 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 10,575 ratings
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3.51 avg rating — 5,788 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 110,902 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 2,512 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 9,910 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 3,161 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 1,186 ratings
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3.51 avg rating — 9,075 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 24,226 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 3,410 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 10,177 ratings
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3.57 avg rating — 2,404 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 3,520 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 6,725 ratings
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3.21 avg rating — 40,214 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 10,513 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 5,729 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 50,864 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 860 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 1,655 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 5,403 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 2,088 ratings
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3.49 avg rating — 4,985 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 10,670 ratings
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3.32 avg rating — 1,428 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 3,387 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 5,404 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 1,410 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 3,125 ratings
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71

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3.96 avg rating — 752 ratings
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3.64 avg rating — 2,381 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 14,971 ratings
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3.64 avg rating — 2,123 ratings
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3.46 avg rating — 3,394 ratings
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3.46 avg rating — 653 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 25,225 ratings
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3.24 avg rating — 12,055 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 13,994 ratings
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3.37 avg rating — 2,965 ratings
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81

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3.94 avg rating — 1,455 ratings
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3.12 avg rating — 4,108 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 9,563 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 916 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 7,051 ratings
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86

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3.90 avg rating — 71,233 ratings
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3.48 avg rating — 693 ratings
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3.45 avg rating — 722 ratings
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89

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3.56 avg rating — 4,863 ratings
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90

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3.86 avg rating — 28,886 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 8,186 ratings
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92

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4.03 avg rating — 24,977 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 2,274 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 2,219 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 2,101 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 425 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 1,002 ratings
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97 books · 113 voters · list created March 6th, 2012 by John (votes) .
Tags: best-2011
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John 1181 books
21 friends
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 2762 books
625 friends
Francis 424 books
1 friend
Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) 539 books
383 friends
Shanta 874 books
89 friends
cεℓтïcεяαƨ 4229 books
165 friends
Marty 1342 books
130 friends
Devin 1484 books
137 friends

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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Impressive research!


message 2: by David (new)

David Great list! The best of by-year lists on Goodreads have become dominated by romance novels. If you're interested in the real best of 2011, this is a much better guide than the "official" list.


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