Monday, November 30, 2009

Year-end Round-ups. . .

It's that time of year again - the newspapers are rounding up the best books of the year. Lots of great reading and xmas buying recommendations abound. (Personally, I read every single book that Jonathan Coe ever recommends, but that's just me!)

However, watch this space, because let's face it, the recommendations we really love and trust come from our own Canadian librarians! Starting tomorrow, we'll be running Favourite Reads of 2009 lists from librarians across the country, a couple each day. There will also be some great suggestions for teen and kids reading from our children's librarians too. I promise some surprising choices and definitely some hidden gems well worth checking out.

In the meantime . . .

The Globe and Mail's Top 100 of "buzziest" and best-reviewed books can be read here along with Margaret Cannon's picks of best mysteries.
The Guardian asks writers for their favourite picks here.
The Telegraph does the same here.
The Times lists their favourite novels here.
The New York Times Notable 100 books is listed here.
More recommendations from authors and other famous people here and here and here.

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