Lists of Good Reading


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American Library Association: Outstanding Books for the College Bound  A committee of public, secondary school and academic librarians selects this list. Revised every five years as a tool for several audiences (students preparing for college, educators, librarians and parents) this list offers opportunities for independent reading and lifelong learning. Use it to round out your reading as you prepare for college entrance exams and courses, strengthen your knowledge in a variety of subject areas and enhance your appreciation for different cultures and times. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/obcb 
Book Movement BookMovement.com was founded in 2001 to give book clubs a way to recommend books to each other on a national level. http://www.bookmovement.com/ 
HRF Keating 100 Best Crime & Mystery Books  http://www.classiccrimefiction.com/keating100.htm 
Librarian Literature: Top 10 Books Written by Librarians  http://www.abebooks.com/books/Newsletters/100322/000-librarA.shtml?cm_mmc=nl-_-nl-_-000-librarA-_-h-online 
Library Journal's Best Books 2009 Celebrating original voices, highlighting what might otherwise be lost—the LJ book editors try for a list of best books that we think will make a difference in everyone’s reading lives. http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6707422.html 
Modern Library's 100 Best The goal of the "100 Best" project was to get people talking about great books. More than 400,000 avid readers rushed online to cast votes for their favorite books. http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100best.html 
National Endowment for the Arts: The Big Read The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment. http://www.neabigread.org/ 
New York Times "Best Sellers"  http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/bestseller/index.html 
NPR Bestseller List The NPR Bestseller Lists are produced in collaboration with the American Booksellers Association. The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120275749 
Powell's Books' Puddly Awards Powell's Books customers make recommendations for the best books from the past decade. http://www.powells.com/puddly2010 
The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians Based on a survey conducted by Brodart Co., September, 1998 - March, 1999 http://www.the-bookman.com/main/Best.books.html 
USA Today's 150 Best-Selling Books Database  http://content.usatoday.com/life/books/booksdatabase/default.aspx 
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