Best Books of the Year

| | Saturday, December 20, 2008

Here are links to a few best of the year lists from various sources, many found at Fimoculous's 2008 List of Lists:

Publisher's Weekly

The Village Voice

The New York Times

NPR's Maureen Corrigan.

A wide array of lists at the book blog The Millions.

And lastly, Northtown's own Jay Herzog lists his favorites in the North Coast Journal.


Ric said...

A Reading List That Shaped a President
Some of President-elect Barack Obama’s favored reading matter:
• The Bible
• “Parting the Waters,” Taylor Branch
• “Self-Reliance,” Ralph Waldo Emerson
• Gandhi’s autobiography
• “Team of Rivals,” Doris Kearns Goodwin
• “The Golden Notebook,” Doris Lessing
• Lincoln’s collected writings
• “Moby-Dick,” Herman Melville
• “Song of Solomon,” Toni Morrison
• Works of Reinhold Niebuhr
• “Gilead,” Marilynne Robinson
• Shakespeare’s tragedies