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Monday, November 2, 2009

Top Books of 2009...on November 2nd?

My husband was making fun of all of the Christmas ads that began in the newspaper on November 1st, but i think the race to name the best book of 2009 is just as premature.

Today Amazon ended their week long countdown of the 100 best books of 2009 by posting this top 10.

PW also released their top 10 in the last few days.

As a librarian, I love best lists; they are a great tool to help readers find their next good read. But as a reader, I wish I could enjoy the fall release season for a bit longer. I mean, the Stephen King "Halloween" release isn't even out for 8 more days and we're talking year's best on November 2.

That being said, the lists are good. Amazon's is better because it has a top 100 from the Editors and a top 100 from the readers. Also, Amazon's top 10 has both male and female authors. Seriously PW, there are women writers worth mentioning.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Totally agree - the year isn't over yet!! How odd.