2012 Dibby Hill Awards

Herewith the eagerly anticipated 2011 Dibby Hill Book Awards, based on what I read in 2011, not what was published in 2011:

Book of the Year, Skippie Dies (a grand tale, brilliantly told, Holden Caulfield meets Oscar Wao in an Irish prep school)

Best Young-Adult Novel: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Best Crime Novel: A Single Shot

Best Non-Fiction: A Concise History of Spain

2011, 56 total:

39. Graceling, Kristin Cashore
38. Racing the Devil, Jaden Terrell
37. Rachel Ray, Anthony Trollope
36. The Grey Fairy Book, Andrew Lang
35. A Single Shot, Matthew F. Jones
34. A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Eagan
33. A Concise History of Spain, William D. and Carla Rahn Phillips
323. The Innocent, Taylor Stevens
31. The Informationist, Taylor Stevens
30. The Penderwicks, Jeanne Birdsall
28-29. Palladin of Souls, The Hallowed Hunt, Lois McMaster Bujold
26-27. The War of the Ring, Sauron Defeated, Christopher Tolkienn
25. Deed to Death, D.B. Henson
24. The Magicians, Lev Grossman
23. Blackbird House, Alice Hoffman
22. The Treason of Isengard, Christopher Tolkien
21. Bent Road, Lori Roy
20. Lord of Misrule, Jaimy Gordon
19. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
18. Mr Chartwell, Rebecca Hunt
17. Half-Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls
16. The Shadow of the Past, Christopher Tolkien
15. A Conspiracy of Kings, Megan Whalen Turner
14. Protector of the Small, Squire, Tamora Pierce
11-13. The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia,Megan Whalen Turner
10. Skippy Dies, Paul Murray
9. Lost Horizon, James Hilton
4-8. The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, The Demon King, The Exiled King, Cinda Williams Chima
3. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jacqueline Kelly
2. Armadale, Wilkie Collins
1. The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic, Jennifer Trafton

Re-Read:
11-17. Doctor Thorne, Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington, The Last Chronicle of Barset, Can You Forgive Her?, Phineas Finn, The Eustace Diamonds, Anthony Trollope
10. The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold
7-9 The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
5-6 The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins
1-4 The Nine Tailors, Gaudy Night, Busman’s Honeymoon, Lord Peter, Dorothy L Sayers

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