Continuing on this roundup of 2009 lists–here’s looking at things literary:
Kid’s books published for last year are at an all-time high, and the Washington Post has posted an interesting listing including the littlest to the young adult groups.
The Kansas City Star went beyond the usual 10 or 12 books you might see on a “Best Of…” listing. They polled their regular book reviewers and readers to pass on their faves for the past year. This listing is composed of 100 volumes that were memorable to them. From what I saw, many of them will be on my own TBR list for 2010.
Not every list is a celebration of the best. The Book Maven at WETA’s Book Studio has its own salute to the books that should have stayed as unpublished manuscripts, hidden far, far away in a secret drawer……
You know it was holiday time with the usual plethora of really BIG coffee table books. You the kind–they look so good with the decor, but have you really read one? Many, though, are quite captivating, as the San Francisco Chronicle compiled holiday gift selections that ranged from the Grateful Dead to Norman Rockwell