List of Lists

December brings a bit of panic. The year is ending! How is that possible! Christmas is coming! What am I going to get this person and that person? Order presents for my family in Singapore! Send Christmas cards! Quick! We have Christmas stockings but nowhere to hang them!

And more importantly, all these book lists that keep appearing every day! I want to read them all! But I haven’t even read ALL THE BOOKS from 2013 yet. Let alone 2012 and the years before!

But I am a sucker for lists and I keep opening the links and going through the books mentioned anyway.

So I’m going to add links here in case you’re into that sort of thing too…

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014

Goodreads Choice Awards winners

NPR’s Best Books (some 250 titles!)

Amazon Best Books (100 titles)

Huffington Post Best Books

Wall Street Journal’s list

Slate’s underrated books

Kirkus Review’s list

Library Journal

From the UK:

The Telegraph’s best fiction

The Guardian’s best fiction ; best SF;

Also from The Guardian, writers like Hilary Mantel and Margaret Atwood pick their favourite reads of the year  (part two is here)

The Independent’s list


Children’s books
Association for Library Service to Children’s notable books

SF and Fantasy

Not a ‘best of’ list but a pretty good one:’s standalone fantasy/SF novels