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A Unified List of the Best of 2008

Which books were really the best of last year? As I wrote in an earlier post, that’s a very subjective question, but to make it a little less so, I compiled a unified list of the best books of the year as named by 70 different review sources and award nomination lists.

The unified list shows the number of votes received by each book and contains tables for general fiction; mysteries, thrillers, and action novels; speculative fiction; historical fiction; romance; inspirational fiction; young adult fiction; poetry; graphic novels; narrative nonfiction; biographies and memoirs; and how-to nonfiction.

I’ll write more about the top vote-getters in several of the categories here on Book Group Buzz over the coming weeks. But in the meanwhile, enjoy the list for yourself. To download the list and read more about my methodology in compiling it, visit Williamsburg Regional Library’s Blogging for a Good Book.



About the Author:

Neil Hollands is an Adult Services Librarian at Williamsburg Regional Library in Virginia, where he specializes in readers’ advisory and collection development. He is the author of Read On . . . Fantasy Fiction (2007) and Fellowship in a Ring: a Guide for Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Groups (2009).

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