NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!

Lezlie



Thursday, July 2, 2009

Newsweek's 50 Books for Our Times & Top 100 Books


List Junky Alert: A friend just told me about these Newsweek reading lists. I've only superficially perused them so far, and I'm particularly interested in the "50 Books For Our Times" list. I'll be taking a closer look later, but for others who hadn't seen them, here are links:

Newsweek's 50 Books For Our Times

Newsweek's Top 100 Books: The Meta-List




17 comments:

Shellie said...

Great posting for book lovers... Thanks!

Lezlie said...

Shellie ~ You're welcome! I know a lot of us out here love our lists, and I hadn't seen this one making the rounds yet.

Lezlie

JoAnn said...

I love lists! Thanks for posting these.

Lezlie said...

JoAnn ~ You're welcome! The Top 100 List isn't too surprising as it is a mixture of other lists, but the "Books For Our Times" list looks really great! There is a ton of stuff on there I'm interested in reading.

Lezlie

JoAnn said...

Yes, that was by far the more interesting list.

I have a bookmark around page 350 in The Way We Live Now. I started it with an on-line group and then got behind schedule and really need to get back to it. It was excellent!
Brooklyn was a surprise; I recently listened to that and loved it. Hope to get to Elegance of the Hedgehog soon, too.

Veronica said...

I LOVE LISTS! I'm always so excited when I find a new list off which to read. Thanks for posting these!

Lezlie said...

JoAnn ~ Cool! I saw The Looming Tower (I think that's the title) at the library today and almost snapped it up. It's going to be a fun list to play with.

Veronica ~ You're welcome! It *is* really fun to find lists that don't look like rehashes of all the other ones we've seen.

Lezlie

Amy said...

We're doing a joint reading project to get through the 50 books list. Just one book per blogger..hope you'll join in. :)

Lezlie said...

Amy ~ I'll definitely check it out!

Lezlie

Iliana said...

I love looking through book lists to see how many books I've read :)

I just saw the 50 list on Vasilly's blog. Thank you for the link to the meta-list. Yay, more books to either check off or add to my radar.

Lezlie said...

Iliana ~ Amy at My Friend Amy is also hosting a really cool group challenge on her blog with the 50 list, if you want to check it out. It looks like it's going to be fun!

Lezlie

Kim L said...

Interesting... haven't read hardly any of these books. I wonder if they are actually books I would enjoy or if they are all serious reads. They kind of all sounded serious to me, with the exception of a few.

Lezlie said...

Kim ~ I thought the list looked a little daunting also, although I still would like to take a run at it sometime!

Lezlie

Trish said...

I was REALLY surprised by some of the titles that popped onto this list. These lists always make me wonder just who those list-markers are anyway.

Lezlie said...

Trish ~ For every list-maker, there will be a different list. :-) Variety is the spice of life, or so they tell me!

Lezlie

joanna said...

ooh thanks, I hadn't seen these and I'm definitely a list junkie!! :-)

Lezlie said...

Joanna ~ I'm always happy to help a fellow list junkie! :-)

Lezlie