Thursday, December 4, 2008
Books! Lists! Top 100!
Are you panicking yet about buying gifts this holiday season? You are buying books, I know that much,
but you may want to ideas about which books to buy. Here are just a few ideas:
The New York Times lists their most notable books of 2008.
Don't like the Times' taste? Here is the list compiled by the publishing industry's insider, the Publishers Weekly.
Or maybe you're a fan of NPR like I am, they weigh in on the subject as well. They have lists for best foreign fiction, cookbooks, and graphic novels.
You want a more democratic list? The Modern Library lists the board's and the readers' choices side by side.
Then there is, of course, the biggest store in the universe, Amazon, which has lists by both editors and readers in more categories than you know what to do with. (C'mon you don't need a link.)
It can be done. The publishing industry will be saved. (and gifts will be purchased on time and appreciated and enjoyed for years.)