Here's my list of the best books I read this year, listed in no particular order. All were published in 2011 except for those with a year in parentheses after them.
They nicely turned out to be 50% fiction and 50% nonfiction all on their own, without any wrangling required on my part.
Click on any book title to read all about it.
Red on Red by Edward Conlon
Hell Is Empty by Craig Johnson
English Creek by Ivan Doig (1984)
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall (2010)
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
What It Is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes
Life by Keith Richards (2010)
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Flourish by Martin Seligman
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach (2010)
2012, you have a lot to live up to. That's all I'm saying.