Lagniappe

There are lots of lists of the best books of 2016.  Here are a few of them:

  • Publishers Weekly offers their top 10 and the best of children’s books (broken down into picture books, middle grade books and young adult books)
  • The Washington Post lists it top 10 books of 2016, and then (at the bottom of the list) adds lists of the best in various categories including fiction, nonfiction, audio books (with audio previews), thriller & mysteries, science fiction & fantasy, poetry, graphic novels, and more.
  • The editors and writers at The Atlantic provide a list of the best books they read in 2016 – “new, classic, or somewhere in between”
  • The Guardian has a list of hidden gems of 2016 that you may have missed
  • And just in case you need a few more recommendations, Goodreads lists the best 1,154 books of 2016

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The BBC showcases seven European bestsellers you should read in 2017.

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Literary Hub questioned some book-related podcasters about their favorite books of 2016 and what they’re looking forward to in 2017.  If nothing else, this article will give you a huge list of podcasts about books.

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How well do you know your Victorian novels?  The Oxford University Press blog offers you a chance to find out by presenting eight quotes from novels of that era with multiple choice answers.  Easy, right?  Well, take the test, receive your grade, and then answer my question.

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The next edition of the live author interview program In-Depth on Book TV (C-SPAN2) will air Sunday, January 1, 2017 from noon to 3:00 p.m. ET.  The entire program will consist of a discussion about the presidency of Barack Obama by authors April Ryan, Eddie Glaude, and David Maraniss.

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