More than 2,500 readers voted in this year's Readers' Choice Best of 2011 survey. Though readers overwhelmingly voted for literary fiction, this year's list represents a range of tastes and interests—from science fiction to biography to European history. 

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1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
2. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
3. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
4. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
5. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
6. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
8. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
9. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
10. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
11. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
12. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
13. The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
The Affair by Lee Child
16. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
17. Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
19. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
20. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean
The Greater Journey by David G. McCullough
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
24. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
When She Woke by Hillary Joradn
27. The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
30. Bossypants by Tina Fey

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