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Friday, August 6, 2010

Flashback Fridays: NPR 100 Best Beach Reads...Plus New 2010 100 Best Thrillers

As I was looking back at past year's posts for this week's installment of Flashback Fridays, I found this in a post from this week, last year:
Earlier this summer I was encouraging you to vote on your favorite beach reads over at the NPR web page. Well, they results are in, and the list is interesting.
Not only is the list of the 100 Best Beach Reads a great list to be reminded of, but just reading the old post reminded me that I should check on the results of this year's poll of the best thrillers which I have posted about before here.

So, here it is, the final list of the listener's picks on the top 100 Killer Thrillers:
The NPR audience nominated some 600 novels to our "Killer Thrillers" poll and cast more than 17,000 ballots. The final roster of winners is a diverse one to say the least, ranging in style and period from Dracula to The Da Vinci Code, Presumed Innocent to Pet Sematary. What these top 100 titles share, however, is that all of them are fast-moving tales of suspense and adventure.
I was heartened to see how many of the titles on the list could be classified as "horror" as much as "thriller."

Anyway, take a look at either list- Beach Reads or Thrillers for yourself. Even the pickiest reader will find at least one readable book between these two great lists

In fact, lists like these are the perfect thing to hand to your picky patrons who grumble and groan that "there are no good books these days," or that "they have read everything we have already." Hand them these lists and watch them find a whole new list of "pre-approved" books. It works every time.

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