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Top of the List!

In case you missed it, the 2008 Editors’ Choice and Top of the List lists have been posted on Booklist Online. And, this afternoon, the 21st edition of REaD ALERT will hit your in-box. (Haven’t signed up yet? Go for it! Then sign up for Booklist Online Exclusives, which makes its debut next week.)

Have I mentioned how pleased I am that Richard Price’s Lush Life is the Top of the List pick for adult fiction? No? I find that surprising. Here’s the full list:

Adult Nonfiction

Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood, by Mark Harris (Penguin)

Adult Fiction

Lush Life, by Richard Price (Farrar)

Youth Fiction

Little Audrey, by Ruth White (Farrar)

Youth Nonfiction

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, by Kadir Nelson (Hyperion/Jump at the Sun)

Youth Picture Book 

The House in the Night, by Susan Marie Swanson (Houghton)


Kamp Katrina (Carnivalesque)


The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski, read by Richard Poe (Recorded Books)

Reference Source

African American National Biography, edited by Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (Oxford)



Posted in: Book Awards

About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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  1.' Mary Burkey says:

    Wow! How great to read the Editor’s Choice before the print Booklist has made it to my mailbox. So many great books, videos, and audiobooks – Edgar Sawtell is next on my list!

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