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Monday, November 27, 2006

The Mother of All Book Lists

Ever had the feeling that despite long visits to bookshops, nothing really grabs you ?

Just wondered what you should be reading ? What everyone else has been reading ? Read the Book Review section of a newspaper, thought I must get that book, then forgot about it ?

A web site set up by a retired librarian called THE BOOKLIST CENTER
http://home.comcast.net/~dwtaylor1/


It has nearly 400 booklists in about 82 categories.

It contains booklists, book awards and recommended books.

It Includes lists prepared by authorities in dozens of fields as well as comprehensive listings of award winning books complete from the first year of the award to the present

Here`s a selection of the lists:

Simon Schama's Favourite History Books, 2002
Somerset Maugham's Ten Best Novels of the World
Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Professional Military Reading List
Crime Writers' Association's Macallan Gold Dagger for Fiction, 1955-2003
Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 1962-2004
C.S. Lewis Summer Institute's Bibliography for Time and Eternity
Burgess' 99 Best English-Language Novels
James Tate Black Memorial Prize for Biography, 1919-2002
James Tate Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 1919-2002
Whitbread Book Award for Biography Autobiography, 1971-2003
Whitbread Book Award for First Novel, 1981-2003
Whitbread Book Award for Poetry, 1971-2003
Whitbread Book Award for the Novel, 1971-2003
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, 1981-2004
Pulitzer Prize for United States History, 1917-2004
Carnegie Medal for an Outstanding Book for Children, 1936-2001
The Children's Laureate, 1999-2003
Children's Literature Association's Eleven Best American Children's Books of
the Past 200 Years
Coretta Scott King Award for a Children's Book by an African American Author,
1970-2003
Coretta Scott King Award for a Children's Book by an African American Illustrator,
1979-2003
Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, 1953-2003
James Tiptree Jr. Award for Gender-Bending Science Fiction or Fantasy, 1992-2002
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, 1973-2002
Giles Lyon's Top 10 Cricket Books
Sports Illustrated's Top 100 Sports Books of All Time
United States Golf Association's International Book Award, 1987-2002




The Mother of All Book Lists