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L.A. Librarians Release List of Top 100 Books of the Year

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Wondering what book to bring with you on your holiday vacation? LA librarians have you covered -- our friends at Fishbowl LA report that the local literary ladies and gents have released a list of the top books of 2011.

Their recommendations range from poet Meghan O'Rourke's memoir about losing her mother, to former World Bank economist Charles Kenny's non-fiction tome on global development, to former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan's personal account of fame and addiction.

In other words, there's something in there for everyone.