We continue our compilation of all of 2011’s best-books-of-the-year lists and awards into one sortable Excel spreadsheet at Blogging for a Good Book. We’re happy to present the ABBC, version 3.0.
Since the release of version 2.0, Newsweek, the Vancouver Sun, New Statesman, Boing Boing, Indigo Bookstores, the Independent, ALA’s Notable Books, RUSA’s Reading List, the Huffington Post, USA Today, New Yorker, Gawker, the Morning News, Cuyahoga County PL, the National Book Critics Circle Awards, Boston Globe, Bookreporter, Booklist, Stevereads, the Left Coast Crime Awards, The Nation, Los Angeles Public Library, Flavorwire, Bookish, and the Village Voice have been compiled. 254 additional 2011 titles have been added, raising the total of books for which we’ve found mentions to 1824. 62 sources have been compiled. To date, Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Marriage Plot has the most mentions among fiction publications with 30 to date. Joan Didion’s memoir Blue Nights has the most mentions for a nonfiction work so far, with 22. Download the full spreadsheet to see how all of your 2011 favorites rank or to explore your favorite genres.
We’ll continue to post updates here every couple of weeks. For analysis of the books at the top of various genre and subject categories, please wander over to Book Group Buzz and search for ABBC entries there.