Some lists about books.

A book list is a great means to discover new books,and the ones below,which I’ve found last week,are no exception:

 The Best Fiction Books of 2013 according to Monitor critics.

  1. The Luminaries – Eleanor Cattor
  2. The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri
  3. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia – Mohsin Hamid
  4. A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki
  5. Harvest – Jime Crace
  6. We Need New Names – NoViolet Bulawayo
  7. MaddAddam – Margaret Atwood
  8. And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini
  9. Life After Life – Kate Atkinson
  10. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
  11. Sycamore Row – John Grisham
  12. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler
  13. Claire of the Sea Light – Edwige Danticat
  14. The Sound of Things Falling – Juan Gabriel Vásquez
  15. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena – Anthony Marra

The 30 Books To Read Before 30 according to the news.com.au team 

  1. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D.Salinger
  2. Generation X: Tales For An Accelerated Culture – Douglas Coupland
  3. Wild Swans – Jung Chang
  4. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers
  5. Siddharta – Herman Hesse
  6. Wake in Fright – Kenneth Cook
  7. Day of the Triffidis – John Wyndham
  8. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  9. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  10. True Story of the Kelly Gang – Peter Carey
  11. He Died With A Felafel In His Hand – John Birmingham
  12. A Short History Of The World – Geoffrey Blainey
  13. Gallipoli – Les Carlyon
  14. Freakonomics – Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  15. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  16. Fox in Socks – Dr Seuss
  17. Where I’m Calling From – Raymond Carver
  18. 1984 – George Orwell
  19. Beloved – Toni Morrison
  20. Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser
  21. Carrie – Stephen King
  22. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
  23. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  24. The Future Eaters – Tim Flannery
  25. Dune – Frank Herbert
  26. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  27. T.S.Eliott – Collected Poems 1909 – 1962
  28. What Colour Is Your Parachute – Dick Bolles
  29. Cloudstreet – Tim Winton
  30. Eat,Pray,Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

Top 10 Books of the Year according to Washington Post

  1. Drink – Ann Dowsett Johnston
  2. Book of Ages – Jill Lepore
  3. Going Clear – Lawrence Wright
  4. The Guns at Last Light: Rick Atkinson
  5. Thank You For Your Service – David Finkel
  6. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena – Anthony Marra
  7. The Good Lord Bird – James McBride
  8. How The Light Gets In – Louise Penny
  9. The Son – Philip Meyer
  10. The Woman Upstairs – Claire Messud

The Best Books of 2013 according to Forbes 

  1. The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing’s Greatest Race,the America’s Cup.
  2. Brick by Brick: How Lego Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry
  3. The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters
  4. The Great Escape: Health,Wealth,and the Origins of Inequality
  5. Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money,Power,Friendship and Betrayal
  6. The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
  7. I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford
  8. One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon
  9. One Summer: America,1927
  10. Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street,Gambling and Baseball (Not Necessarily in that Order)

The 10 Best Books You’re Sure to Find in Any Airport Bookstore

  1. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
  2. Dear Life – Alice Munro (Nobel Prize Winner)
  3. Double Down – John Heilemann and Mark Helperin
  4. The Devil in the White City – Erik Larson
  5. Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple
  6. Wild – Cheryl Strayed
  7. The Round House – Louise Erdrich
  8. The Unwinding – George Packer
  9. The Silent Wife – A.S.A. Harrison
  10. The Good Lord Bird – James McBride

Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2013

  1. March – John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
  2. Boxers and Saints – Gene Luen Yang
  3. Hip Hop Family Tree – Ed Piskor
  4. Marble Season – Gilbert Hernandez
  5. The Property –  Rutu Modan
  6. Very Casual – Michael DeForge
  7. Battling Boy – Paul Pope
  8. My Dirty Dumb Eyes – Lisa Hanawalt
  9. Saga,Vol 2 – Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
  10. Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life – Ulli Lust

The 10 Best Books of the 21st Century according to 2000 people surveyed by Dave TV.

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – JK Rowling
  2.  Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  3. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  4. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  5. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  6. The Help – Kathryn Stockett
  7. The Amber Spyglass – Philip Pullman
  8. We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
  9. No Country for Old Men – Cormac McCarthy
  10. Pompeii – Robert Harris

….and the five worst. 

  1. Angel – Katie Price
  2. Fifty Shades Trilogy – EL James
  3. A Whole New World – Katie Price
  4. Learning to Fly – Victoria Beckham
  5. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

If you encounter any one of these books,think twice before going past it. 🙂

There’s another list,which is extremely insightful but very long, that I’ll post later.Meanwhile I hope some of these books have caught your eye.

 

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