Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fast Forward: The Top Ten Books of 2011

It feels a bit like crystal ball gazing, sure it does. And it’s also like searching for ten needles in a haystack. Still, here we are taking a run at it: in the glorious literary year that will be 2011, what will be the 10 most important books?

It’s a dangerous business, this sticking out of necks. You have to be prepared to be wrong or corrected. Plus fate can throw a monkey wrench into the works. But the way we see things right now, this is how it looks: an exciting year of books. Despite continuous rumors of falling skies, the world of literature continues to evolve and even to thrive, depending on how you look at things.

Now, clearly, there will be thousands of books published in the English language in 2011. Narrowing that exciting field down to just 10 titles in an impossible task. We’ve done it anyway. Here are the 10 works of fiction that will be published in the first half of the year that we’re currently anticipating the most.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

the books look good, not great. But I still am not crazy about the dust jacket art of the recent year.
Another back on a woman and I'll scream.

Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 6:59:00 AM PST  
Blogger Linda L. Richards said...

Talk about a shot in the dark: we didn't even have one of those! Anyway, what's wrong with the back of a woman -- or a man or a boat, for that matter -- on a dust jacket?

Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 11:42:00 AM PST  

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