Monday, November 30, 2009

Listmania: Best of 2009s

'Tis the last day of the next to the last month of the year. While this monumental day in your monthly calendar's countdown to extinction inevitably brings with it a sh*toad of personal, financial and familial regrets, it also ushers in a sh*tload of 'Best Of' book lists. For the sake of our sanity, let's focus on those.

NPR's Best Cookbooks of 2009

The L.A. Times' Favorite fiction of 2009

The NYTimes' 100 Notable Books of '09

ALA's 2009 Best Books for Young Adults

Entertainment Weekly's 10 Beautiful Books

Blackwell's 10 Favourite Books of the Decade

The NYTimes' Notable Crime Books of 2009

Booklist's Best Books for Young Adults: 2009

Lifehack's 10 Best Productivity Books of 2009

The National Book Awards' Best Books of 2009

NPR's Big and Beautiful: Best Gift Books of 2009's 10 Best Book Club books of 2009

Drawn!'s Favourite Comics and Art Books of 2009

Publishers Weekly's 8 Different(!) Best of 2009 lists

The Globe & Mail's 11 Different(!!) Best of 2009 lists

The Millions' Best Fiction of the Millennium (So Far)

The NYTimes' Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2009

Politics & Prose's Favorite Graphic Literature of the Year

Small Business Trends' Best Small Business Books of 2009

The Christian Science Monitor's Best Books of 2009: Fiction

The Christchurch City Libraries Blog's Best and Worst of 2009

Human Events' Top 10 Best-Selling Conservative Books in 2009

Paul Gravett's Angoulême 2010: The Best French Comics Of 2009

The Washington Post's Best Fiction, Nonfiction, and Top 10 of 2009

The Comics Reporter's The Best Superhero Comics of the 00s, and his readers' picks