Thursday, 20 December 2007

Booking through Thursday - and, the Nominees are


  1. What fiction book (or books) would you nominate to be the best new book published in 2007?
    (Older books that you read for the first time in 2007 don’t count.)
  2. What non-fiction book (or books) would you nominate to be the best new book published in 2007?
    (Older books that you read for the first time in 2007 don’t count.)
  3. And, do “best of” lists influence your reading?
Best fiction: that's difficult, I've spent a lot of this year reading older books. Most of those I've bought that were published this year are still on my to be read pile. I like to anticipate. In fact, I'm having great difficulty in seeing anything on the shelves that was published this year - no nominee here!

Best non-fiction? Wildwood by Roger Deakin. Beautifully produced, a pleasure to read and just to look at. It's such a delight when a book is an object of beauty as well as an immensely satisfying read.

I rarely even look at "Best of" lists - there are very few people whose judgement I trust over that sort of thing. These days I much prefer to head for the blogs I read regularly and see what's recommended there.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Other people's "Best of" lists aren't always what I would read.

Table Talk said...

I rely on other bloggers now as well. Over a year you soon get to know whose judgement you trust and I've picked up some wonderful new authors as a result of my blogging friends.

GeraniumCat said...

There are a few bloggers whose best of lists I'd read, if they posted them, but really to remind myself of the reviews that had caught my eye earlier. Not only have I come across new authors as a result of reading blogs, but I've been reminded of authors I've enjoyed in the past and forgotten about.