Saturday, November 24, 2007

NY Times Notable Books List for 2007 and others.

It's that time of year again. The Christmas season. Time for children to start being good with the hopes that St. Nick will bring them something from their "Wish" lists. I know my kids have already started making their lists. They hijacked the Wish Book from Sears and Toys R Us already, and have been writing like crazy!

But it's also the time of year when Book Readers like us start making our own Wish Lists. And to aid us in our journey, many newspapers and magazines start publishing their Top 100 of the 2007. The New York Times 100 Notable Books for 2007 just came out. This is probably the biggest, most prestigious list I know. I was perusing it, and realized I hadn't read a single book from it!! (Other than the Deathly Hollows, of course!) This year, Wendy (Caribousmom) has set up another Notable Book blog for reading the List! You should think about signing up!

Amazon.com has a couple of lists for this time of year. The Editor's Top 100 of 2007 and the Customer's Top 100 of 2007. It looks like Harry Potter's Finale and Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns has topped both lists!

Publisher's Weekly also posted their picks for Best books of the year. The thing I like about PW is that they break their lists down by genre. They have fiction, poetry, mystery, SF/Fantasy/Horror, Romance, Comics, Non-fiction, Religion, Lifestyle, Picture books, Children's Fiction and Children's non-fiction. I think it's easier for us genre-type readers to find something broken down this way!!

The ALA always publishes a list as well. But it isn't out yet. And neither are some of the other major newspapers and magazines. Next Saturday, maybe I can find some more book lists.

But right now, I need to start making by Wish List for Christmas!!

11 comments:

Chris said...

I love when the book lists start coming out...there's something exciting about it! It's always exciting when books actually get attention. As for my wishlist, I keep it going year round :p So whenever mom asks "What am I supposed to get you for Christmas" I just point her over to Amazon and she has literally hundreds of books to choose from, lol!

Stephanie said...

Chris, with the way you buy books, I can't believe there are still some left for your mom!! LOL

I have a wish list too, although I usually update it around the holidays. I love it when these come out too!

Chris said...

I know...it's hard to believe there's a book out there that I haven't bought :p I don't think I'll live long enough to read all the books I want to read!

Nymeth said...

Thanks for sharing those lists, Stephanie! I have only read Harry Potter from the NYT list too. I hardly ever read a book the year it's published, though, so I don't feel too bad :P

I'm like Chris - I don't make a wishlist especially for Christmas because I keep a huge one all year long :P

valentina said...

I've only read HP too...but I might read The Falling Man by DeLillo and In the country of Men by Isham Matar, because I own them, for some reason...but it's very unlikely they'll be read anytime soon.
where's the children's most notable books???:P

Trish said...

Ohhh! I love lists. I saw the two on Amazon and was also struck by how many I hadn't even heard of. I'm trying to be really really good, though, about not buying new books.

kookiejar said...

Urgh, how I love the book lists! Thanks for posting these.

Debi said...

Oh, thanks for posting those lists...can't wait to go check them out. And as for your wish list, I'm hoping your FIL read that post of yours the other day and just decides to hand over a nice $400 gift card! :)

John Mutford said...

I've read none on either and have only heard of a handful. Oh well. At best, I'm usually a few years behind.

jean pierre said...

initially i was surprised that i hadn't read any of the books - but then i remembered that i haven't actually bought any books that were published this year! :)

trying, trying, trying to get my tbr pile down to a managable level!!

but wishlists! now wishlists i can talk about...! :D

iliana said...

I never seem to read anything from the NYT list either! :)
This time I did read The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears. Very good book.