book lists

SLJ Best Books 2008 Lists Now On Titlewave

If you use Follett Titlewave, you will be glad to know the School Library Journal Best Books lists for 2008 were posted yesterday!  Just log into your account, and from your Titlewave “home” page, click on the link to SLJ lists in the lower left hand corner.  Next, click on 12/2008, and you will see all the great lists just featured as “Best Books for 2008″ in School Library Journal!

Lifehacker: “The Books That Changed Your Lives”

http://lifehacker.com/397394/the-books-that-changed-your-lives

Book Recommendations: The Books That Changed Your Lives

OK…I know I just blogged one book list, but here is another one you will enjoy from Lifehacker:  “The Books That Changed Your Lives.”   Take a look at this list that is based on input from 250+ comments from Lifehacker readers and see what you think….a short summary and link to Amazon reviews are provided to help you explore these texts. 

What books have changed your life and why/how?

Entertainment Weekly Names The Top 100 Books of The Last 25 Years

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20207076_20207387_20207349,00.html

The New Classics: Books | EW 1000: Books | Books | The EW 1000 | Entertainment Weekly

Bibliophiles always seem to love chewing on yet another book list, and Entertainment Weekly provides us more fodder in their newly released “Top 100 Books of the Last 25 Years”.  Or as Phil Kloer, AJC book reviewer, points out, “Everyone loves lists prepared by magazine editors or bloggers or the like. Not the actual lists, but the act of reading them and reacting to them.”

Take a look at the Entertainment Weekly list available at http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20207076_20207387_20207349,00.html.  What do you think?  Do you agree with these lists?  Disagree?  What would you put on the list?  Are you inspired to read or find out more about any of these titles?

I’ll open the discussion by saying I disagree with nearly every bit of EW’s top 10!  I definitely would have placed A Prayer for Owen Meany much higher.  My big question:  Where is The English Patient in this list?!?!?