Booklist's Top of the List

About the Booklist's Top of the List
Every January, Booklist publishes Editors’ Choice: lists of the best books, databases, video/DVDs, and audiobooks of the past year. From these lists, we further select what we call the Top of the List: the single best title in eight categories—adult fiction, adult nonfiction, youth fiction, youth nonfiction, youth picture book, reference source, video/DVD, and audiobook.

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2011 Winner(s)


by Tina Fey; read by the author (AudioGO)


Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees & Shrubs

by Michael A. Dirr (Timber)

Reference Source

The Forgotten Waltz

Anne Enright (Norton)

Adult Fiction

Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird

directed by Mary Murphy (First Run Features)


Me … Jane

written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell (Little, Brown)

Youth Picture Book

A Monster Calls

by Patrick Ness (Candlewick)

Youth Fiction

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend

by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster)

Adult Nonfiction