Top 5(ish) of 2011

Bonnie recommends:
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (fiction/audiobook)
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (fiction/audiobook)
Smokin ’17 by Janet Evanovich (fiction)
Journey for Freedom: Defection from Communist Czechoslovakia by Peter Vodenka (nonfiction)
Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (nonfiction)

Brandon recommends:
Body Talk by Robyn (music CD)
Sainthood by Tegan & Sara (music CD)
Wounded Rhymes by Lykke Li (music CD)
Peep and the Big Wide World: Quack Knows It All (fiction/DVD)
Dogtooth (fiction/DVD)

Cathy recommends:
Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins (YA fiction)
Goodnight iPad: A Parody for the Next Generation by Ann Droyd (juvenile fiction)
Christmas by Michael Bublé (music CD)
Still Alice by Lisa Genova (fiction)
Don't Let's Go to the Dog's Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller (nonfiction)

Dave recommends:
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Girl Who Played with Fire; & Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest trilogy by Stieg Larsson (fiction)
52 Loaves: One Man's Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust by William Alexander (nonfiction)
Grow the Good Life: Why a Vegetable Garden Will Make Your Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise by Michele Owens (nonfiction)
High Line: The Inside Story of New York City's Park in the Sky by Joshua David (nonfiction)
We Bought a Zoo: A Memoir by Benjamin Mee (nonfiction)

Dawn recommends:
Book of Night Women by Marlon James (fiction)
Nightwoods by Charles Frazier (fiction)
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (nonfiction)
Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (fiction)
Birds of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber (fiction)

Kay recommends:
Jackson Brodie mystery series: Case Histories; One Good Turn; When Will There Be Good News; & Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson (fiction)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (fiction/audiobook)
The Magician King by Lev Grossman (fiction/Kindle book)

Lisa recommends:
Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (nonfiction)
Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick (juvenile fiction)
The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine (juvenile fiction)
Medicine by Tab Benoit (music cd)
Get Closer by Keith Urban (music cd)

Mary recommends:
The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht (fiction/audiobook)
Hugo (fiction/film not yet released on DVD)
Poetry (fiction/DVD)
Jackson Brodie mystery series: Case Histories; One Good Turn; When Will There Be Good News; & Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson (fiction)
Downton Abbey (fiction/DVD)

Mary Kay recommends:
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante (fiction)
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs (nonfiction)
The Feast Nearby: How I Lost My Job, Buried a Marriage, and Found My Way by Keeping Chickens, Foraging, Preserving, Bartering, and Eating Locally (All on Forty Dollars a Week) by Robin Mather (nonfiction)

Nancy recommends:
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson (nonfiction)
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (nonfiction)
Flavia de Luce mystery series by Alan Bradley (fiction)
Walk series by Richard Paul Evans (fiction)
Downton Abbey (fiction/DVD)

Renée recommends:
Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons (music CD)
Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick (nonfiction)
Talking to Girls about Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut by Rob Sheffield (nonfiction)
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (fiction)
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson (nonfiction)

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