The venerable New York Times has declared its choices for the year’s 10 (5 fiction, 5 nonfiction) books.
But the folks at Huffington Post take issue with the New York Times‘s choices, calling its list “pretty dull” and also, apparently, pretty homogenized:
Three women out of ten. One person of color. Books about the achievements of Great White Men (preferably Kings, presidents or Kennedys.) A book about classical philosophy.
So Huff Post offers its own list of 10.
Newsday has its 10-best list, too.
As selected by Laura Wilson of The [U. K.] Guardian.
“So here are 25 fiction and 25 nonfiction titles that reviewers recommend.”
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
I may have linked to individual lists from NPR before, but this is the master list, the mother lode.
Readers have spoken! See what they’ve picked as the year’s best books in several categories.
Finally (at least for now), Mary Ann Gwinn, book editor for The Seattle Times, has scoured the major lists of 2012’s best books to find the true winners: the titles that appear on 2-4 major lists.