Monday, February 9, 2015

Best Of Overload

At the end of the year, we are bombarded by the "best of that year" and "books you must read next year" lists from every source imaginable.  Amazon, Goodreads, The New York Times, and many other websites, blogs, and newspapers release their own (sometimes very different) lists which can make it hard for a reader to decide just which titles really were the best.

One of my favorite things to come out of last years avalanche of lists is the one from  They did a unique thing by utilizing the data already posted and available to the public; taking a slightly different route in creating their "best books of 2014" list and pooling all of the lists together and rating titles by giving points for a title appearing on Top 100 and Top 10 lists AND how often those titles showed up on lists.

Although many of the titles are not surprising, the results are somewhat interesting and cover a number of genres of both fiction and non-fiction titles.  I was surprised to see Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty was so far down the list, as it has been highly popular in my library and on the "best of" lists I'd already happened upon.

If you think you can handle just one more list of book suggestions, click HERE to read's article.  Who knows, perhaps you'll find your next favorite read?

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