TOP TEN Kindle Books for First 1/2 of 2011

Amazon’s Kindle Editors listed their for top 10 Favorite Kindle Book Picks for 2011 so far (released the first six months of 2011.)  Half of the books were written by debut Authors. Congratulations.


Please Look After Mom
by Kyung-Sook Shin

In this Korean bestseller, she tells the story of a mother–and her family’s search for her after she goes missing–in four richly imagined voices: her daughter’s, her oldest son’s, her husband’s, and finally her own.


Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

The Art and Science of remembering Everything. Captivated by competitors’ secrets, science journalist Joshua Foer participates in the U.S. Memory Championship and tells the tale.


Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson

Every day Christine wakes up not knowing where she is. Her memories disappear every time she falls asleep, and her husband Ben is a stranger to her.


22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson

By the end of World War II, Silvana is a ghost of the wife Janusz once had. She and their seven-year-old son travel from Poland to England to reunite their family, separated for six years.


Bossypants by Tina Fey

Tina Fey’s debut chronicles the differences between male and female comedy writers, her cruise-ship honeymoon, and advice about breastfeeding, getting to the heart of why this charismatic comedienne remains universally adored.


The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips

This novel includes Shakespeare’s lost King Arthur play in its five-act entirety and explores the tension between storytelling and truth-telling, the thirst for originality in all our lives, and the act of literary myth-making.


Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

Gabrielle Hamilton’s debut book tells her tale of her journey as a chef or “The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef.


In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

Love, terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin .William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in 1933.


The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht

In a post war Balkan country a young missionary doctor arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea where she searches for stories of her grandfather’s life.


Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff

A true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of world

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  1. Bobbie

     /  07/19/2011

    Are these book titles only for the kindle or are there old fashioned hard covered books with same name and story in them? Some of these books sound very interesting.

    • I checked. Yes, they are all available in Hardcover. Since they are all new releases and prices are set by publishers, even Kindle versions are $12.99. Printed Hardcovers vary from $14-15 at Amazon, but almost twice that at List Price elsewhere. I don’t know if they have them in library. Might want to wait for paperback. The story will be the exact same in either format.

  2. Karen W.

     /  07/19/2011

    An outstanding way to debut a first book!

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