Meriden Library's Top Books of 2011

As 2011 comes to a close, the staff at the Meriden Public Library share with Patch readers their favorite books of the year.


staff have chosen their favorite books from this past year. From debut novels like the Language of Flowers, about the difficult past and adult struggles of a former foster child, to 11/22/63, Stephen King's newest thriller that combines the assasination of JFK and time trvel, the following books will make a nice long weekend read. We've listed them below and linked the titles to book reviews. 

1.   The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

2.   The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

3.   Irma Voth by Miriam Toews

4.   11/22/63 by Stephen King

5.   Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

6.   Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner

7.   Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

8.   Blue Nights by Joan Didion

9.   Explosive 18 by Janet Evanovich

10 Bossy Pants by Tina Fey

11. Swamplandia by Karen Russell

12. Distant Hours by Kate Morton

13. The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

14. Blood Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

15. Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff

16. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch


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