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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

End-of-Year Book Lists
















'Tis the season for the annual end-of-year Best Books lists. Here are a few that have just come out in the last few days. 

NPR, the well-respected US media organization (formerly called National Public Radio), has released its Guide to 2013's Greatest Reads. You can search this very lengthy list by Staff Picks or genre, or see a straight alphabetical list.

Huffington Post, a major media company and news aggregator, has posted Best Books of 2013, a short list by two staff members, its Books Editor and Associate Books Editor. 

Oprah Winfrey, one of the world's most influential readers, has also listed The 10 Best Books of 2013 on her website. 

This is useful, ready-made content that you can link to from your own library website or social media sites. Of course, I don't think anyone is a better judge of books than professional librarians, so I hope that many of you are choosing your favorites and sharing them with your online and in-person visitors.

Do you create end-of-year book lists? If so, please comment here and share a link so everyone can compare favorites. 


2 comments:

Nicole Fowles said...

Every year our library posts a list of Gift-Giving Ideas for the whole family. It's a list of staff recommendations for books suitable for babies through seniors.

http://www.delawarelibrary.org/blog/give-gift-reading

~Kathy Dempsey said...

That's a nice list, Nicole, and the graphics are great.
However, I had trouble figuring out how to download the lists. The links for them are really tiny. If they were in larger type, or were located above the graphic with the rest of the text, you might get more people to use them. Just a thought...
Thanks for sharing what you've done!