As we approach the end of the year, I look forward to the best books lists published by various media outlets and retailers, such as trade journals, newspapers and online booksellers. Over the next few days, I’ll be linking to some of these lists to see how different sources build their own best lists. First up — the venerable New York Times…
The New York Times gives some insight into the best books selection process in its Paper Cuts Blog: see Choosing the 10 Best Books of 2010.
The best of the best, the 10 Best Books of 2010, includes 5 titles each in fiction and nonfiction:
APOLLO’S ANGELS: A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans
CLEOPATRA: A Life by Stacy Schiff
THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
FINISHING THE HAT: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes by Stephen Sondheim
THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
Tomorrow, I’ll take a look at Amazon’s year-end best books lists…stay tuned!