Friday, December 14, 2007

Best Crime Fiction from the Seattle Times

Adam Woog's best crime fiction of 2007

Adam Woog's column on crime and mystery fiction appears on the second Sunday of the month in The Seattle Times.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

January Magazine Best Books of 2007

Several lists here - January Magazine

Terry Pratchett

Sad news about Terry Pratchett today - he's been diagnosed with "a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer's". He wrote a note about it on his DiscWorld News.

Monday, December 10, 2007

TIME’s 50 Top Ten Lists of 2007
...including the Top 10 Fiction Books, Top Ten Non-Fiction Books, and Top Ten Children’s Books.

Top Ten Fiction Books:

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Then We Came to the End: A Novel by Joshua Ferris
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Out Stealing Horses: A Novel by Per Petterson
Tree of Smoke: A Novel by Denis Johnson
The House of Meetings by Martin Amis
No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Like You'd Understand, Anyway by Jim Shepard
The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver

Top Ten Non-Fiction Books:

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932 by John Richardson
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner
The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn Sacks
Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup

Top Ten Children’s Books:

When Dinosaurs Came with Everything Written by Elise Broach, illustrated by David Small
Today I Will Fly Written and illustrated by Mo Willems
Motherbridge of Love Illustrated by Josee Masse
Iggy Peck, Architect Written by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts
Great Joy Written by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Diary of A Fly Written Doreen Cronin; illustrated by Harry Bliss
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County Written by Janice N. Harrington; illustrated by Shelley Jackson
Smelly Bill Written and Illustrated by Daniel Postgate
City Lullaby Written by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Carll Cneut
Cherry and Olive Written and Illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe

To see all 50 of TIME’s Top 10 Lists of 2007, go to,30576,1686204,00.html

Lists include:

1. Campaign Gaffes
2. Cartoons
3. TIME Top 10 Stories
4. Middle East News Stories
5. Asia News
6. Movies (Richard Corliss)
7. Movies (Richard Schickel)
8. New TV Shows
9. Returning TV Shows
10. Albums
11. Songs
12. Live Performances
13. Fiction Books
14. Non-fiction Books
15. Video Games
16. Web Videos
17. DVDs
18. Theater
19. Kids’ Books
20. Fashion must-haves
21. Fashion Trends
22. Museum/Art Exhibitions
23. Magazine Covers
24. Comics/Graphic Novels
25. TV Ads
26. Buzzwords
27. Scandals
28. Crimes
29. Underrreported Stories
30. Oddball News
31. Animal Stories
32. Awkward Moments
33. T-shirt Slogans
34. Photos
35. Sports Moments
36. Worst Biz Deals
37. Best Biz Deals
38. Toys
39. Gadgets
40. Sports Matches
41. Most Popular Stories
42. Websites
43. Breakups
44. Medical Breakthroughs
45. Scientific Discoveries
46. Green Ideas
47. Religion stories
48. Natural Disasters
49. Man-made Disasters

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