The staff of Literary Hub offer their choices of the year’s best books in a list vastly different from typical best-seller lists.
OK, this isn’t a best books list, but it IS a book-related summary of the year’s events.
An interactive guide to The Seattle Times’ best books recommendations from the past few years.
This piece starts out with the reasons why a list of outstanding books written by women is necessary.
From The New York Times:
In this season of giving, we asked some notably avid readers — who also happen to be poets, musicians, diplomats, filmmakers, novelists, actors and artists — to share the books that accompanied them through 2016.
this year, we had a healthy quantity of beautiful, inventive, arresting, unforgettable book cover designs, many of which deserve recognition.
I’ve included a couple of these in earlier installments, but here’s the complete list of the year’s best books in the following categories:
Critic Lisa Rosman lists her favorite book-to-film adaptations of the year.
Off the Shelf is made possible by a small group of passionate readers who love nothing more than discovering fantastic books and sharing them with Off the Shelf readers. We recommend books that move us to laughter and tears—and everything in between. It gives us great pleasure to offer you a collection of our favorite single-title recommendations from 2016.
The folks at Off the Shelf offer lists of recommended books on particular topics throughout the year. They have recommended all of these books during 2016, but not all of these books were published this year.
An earlier list of best books lists included the top five books of the year as voted by Book of the Month members. Here, BOTM announces the overall winner.
A bit of a different twist on a best books list.
From The Millions comes a round-up of the year’s reading from a great host of writers, including Tana French, Richard Russo, Annie Proulx, and Megan Abbott.
Compiled by Daniel Ford on Writer’s Bone.
Yes, you read that right:
By combining 36 different qualitative “best books” lists by everyone from the New York Times to The Telegraph to a smattering of celebrities (full list of lists here), Quartz has created the Ultimate Authoritative Unimpeachable Top 20 Books of 2016.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t read enough literature translated from other languages. Why is this important?
There’s a great quote by Haruki Murakami: “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” This, of course, is two-fold, because it also means that if you want to think more broadly and gain a larger understanding of the world, you will seek out lesser known books, and from different places.
The folks at Lit Hub present the top five literary news stories of 2016. If you jump into the link clicking maze, you can see the other 25 news stories of the year, too.
This is the lead-in page to individual lists of the year’s five best books by various folks at Crime Fiction Lover.
© 2016 by Mary Daniels Brown