Law and Conversation

December 10, 2010

Listmania!

Filed under: Books and writing,reading — Helen Gunnarsson @ 12:01 am
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Lots of end-of-the-year list posts out lately. 

Largehearted Boy caught my eye with his favorite graphic novels of 2010; he’s also posted lists of his favorite nonfiction books, novels, short story collections, and albums of the year.

The New York Times has lists of the year’s best books from reviewers Michiko Kakutani, Janet Maslin, and Dwight Garner.  The paper has also published general lists of 10 best and 100 best books of the year, and the year’s best cookbooks.

NPR has a number of lists, too.  Scott Simon’s favorite book of the year is “Innocent,” the sequel to “Presumed Innocent,” by Chicago lawyer Scott Turow, who certainly knows how to tell a good story.

Lists from Publisher’s Weekly, Slate, Salon, The Telegraph, and the Times Literary Supplement are also worth a look.  The Independent has a list of the 50 best winter reads as well as the best books for Christmas 2010The Millions’s lists are quite intriguing, and Amazon has more lists than you can shake a stick at, from the company itself and readers.  And the American Library Association’s lists of best books for young adults and others should provide lots of gift and reading list material.

What books are on your end-of-the-year gift or reading lists?

UPDATE:  Canadian book blogger Vicki Ziegler tweets that Salty Ink, which spotlights Atlantic Canadian writing, has a list of selected top-notch books of 2010.

ANOTHER UPDATE:  One rule for new, or relatively new, bloggers seems to be that whatever you decide to do, someone else is already doing it and doing it much better.  Turns out Largehearted Boy (David Gutowski) has been aggregating every single “best books of the year” post he can find for the last 3 years–check him out!

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