Every year around this time “we” – bloggers, reviewers, booksellers, readers, librarians, people with nothing better to do – start to discuss the pros & cons, the pluses & minuses, the acknowledgments & the snubs of the vast array of Top 10, Best Books, or Notable lists that are published by all the newspapers, blogs, magazines, and people with nothing better to do, myself included. We all love a good list – better yet, we all love to hate a bad list. When we do not like a list, we shake our heads, complain bitterly, and often run home, snot-faced & crying, to formulate our own list. (I am, of course, diligently working on my 4th annual Seth’s Notable List – coming later this week.) As fodder for the list you may be tabulating in your own little head, here is a short list of some of the “best books of the year” (and some “decade”) lists that have been announced to date:
What about you, buddy? You got a favorite for 09?