LJ Best Books 2016

A jury of our peers discussed, debated, disagreed, and finally declared LJ’s annual Top Ten Best Books of the year, selected by our editors, as well as Top Five lists for genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and SELF-e titles. VISIT THE WEBSITE

Best Sellers: University Presses, December 2011

1. Autobiography of Mark Twain. Vol. 1. [HC] Mark Twain. California. 2010. ISBN 9780520267190. $34.95.

2. Mink River. [P] Brian Doyle. Oregon State. 2010. ISBN 9780870715853. $18.95.

3. Chicago Manual of Style. 16th ed. [HC] Chicago. 2010. ISBN 9780226104201. $65.

4. The Civil War: A Concise History. [HC] Louis P. Masur. Oxford. 2011. ISBN 9780199740482. $18.95.

5. A Complicated Man: The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Know Him. [HC] Michael Takiff. Yale. 2010. ISBN 9780300121308. $32.50.

6. Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock. [HC] David Margolick. Yale. 2011. ISBN 9780300141931. $26.

7. The Parents’ Guide to Psychological First Aid: Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Predictable Life Crises. [P] Gerald Koocher & Annette La Greca. Oxford. 2010. ISBN 9780195381917. $27.95.

8. The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry). [HC] Siva Vaidhyanathan. California. 2011. ISBN 9780520258822. $26.95.

9. The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs. [HC] Gregory S. Paul. Princeton. 2010. ISBN 9780691137209. $35.

10. Osama Bin Laden. [HC] Michael Scheuer. Oxford. 2011. ISBN 9780199738663. $19.95.

11. The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle over American History. [HC] Jill Lepore. Princeton. 2010. ISBN 9780691150277. $19.95.

12. Kidney Disease: A Guide for Living. [P] Walter A. Hunt. Johns Hopkins. 2011. ISBN 9780801899645. $19.95.

13. Harmless as Doves: An Amish-Country Mystery. [HC] Paul L. Gaus. Ohio. 2011. ISBN 9780821419670. $24.95.

14. A Planet of Viruses. [HC] Carl Zimmer. Chicago. 2011. ISBN 9780226983356. $20.

15. Antony and Cleopatra. [HC] Adrian Goldsworthy. Yale. 2010. ISBN 9780300165340. $35.

16. Joe Louis: Hard Times Man. [HC] Randy Roberts. Yale. 2010. ISBN 9780300122220. $27.50.

17. The Great Movies III. [HC] Roger Ebert. Chicago. 2010. ISBN 9780226182087. $30.

18. Galileo. [HC] John Heilbron. Oxford. 2010. ISBN 9780199583522. $34.95.

19. Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life Beyond Our Solar System. [HC] Ray Jayawardhana. Princeton. 2011. ISBN 9780691142548. $24.95.

20. Children with Cancer: A Comprehensive Reference Guide for Parents. [P] Jeanne Munn Bracken. Oxford. 2010. ISBN 9780195147391. $27.95.

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