The Millions 2011: A Year in Reading.
With 72 participants naming 214 books, it’s safe to say this has been our biggest and most high profile Year in Reading yet. Our participants included the current Poet Laureate
, a longtime candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature
, the reigning winners of the IMPAC and Pulitzer Prizes
, two authors
of books named The New York Times’ 10 Best of 2011, a recent inductee to the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and more Pushcart winners than I care to count. [more inside]
1000 novels worth reading
[about], from the Guardian. Part of its ongoing 1000 series: 1000 albums
, 1000 films
, 1000 artworks
. More than a list, it includes sub-articles and paragraph long write-ups of each.
110 Best Books.
'The perfect library' - According to the Torygraph... at least there's a 'Sci-fi' section among the usual suspects (And one or two bizarre choices - Pelzer! What the heck!)
10 Books to Feed the Imagination.
Just in time for World Book Day
, Lady Georgia Byng
offers her favorite tomes for sparking a child's fancy. The usual suspects are here (Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling, Philip Pullman) with a couple of welcome surprises (Yann Martel and Jostein Gaarder). But tell me, MeFites ... which others did she miss?
Who's the Best-Read MeFite?
The 100 best works of fiction (as chosen by Norwegian Book Clubs) (via Archipelapogo
). Sure, it's arbitrary, but there's a lot of great writing here. Bragging rights awarded (unless someone cares to sweeten the pot). How many have you read?