Well folks, I’m off for the holidays and if all goes as planned, the rest of my week will look just like this.
As a holiday gift to you, here are the 10 best (IMHO) end-of-year best book lists from around the cultureverse:
10. Quill & Quire Books of the Year: Fiction and Nonfiction
9. Kirkus Best of 2013
8. The Globe’s Top 10 Books of 2013
7. Slate 10 Most Crucial Books of 2013
6. Entertainment Weekly’s Ten Best Fiction Books of 2013
5. Library Journal’s Best Books of 2013
4. The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2013
3. The Top Shelf Blog’s Best Books of the Year: Heidi’s list, Patricia’s list and Michael’s list. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist).
2. The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
1. The Earlyword’s massive spreadsheet of all the books that landed on major best books lists, ranked by number of lists landed. Go to Earlyword, scroll down the page till you get to the Best Books, 2013 column on the right side of the page, and click on any of the downloadable spreadsheets.
If you’re like me, these lists will help you spend countless hours of non-reading holiday time off updating your to-read list on Goodreads.