Best vs. Recommendable

We hope you’re not tired of best books lists yet, because there’s more coming. We love them for the opportunity to discover gems we’ve overlooked.

The lastest is not so much a best books list as a gift list. The advantage of gift suggestions is that they aren’t weighed down by considerations of literary merit — they’re about books people might actually enjoy.

NPR rounded up the top picks from three indy booksellers. We’re particularly taken with Daniel Goldin’s selections (his Boswell and Books is one of our favorite indy bookseller blogs) and are happy that he brings attention to one of our favorites of the year, Michelle Huneven’s Blame.

Michelle Huneven
Retail Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux – (2009-09-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0374114307 / 9780374114305

Unabridged audio from Blackstone
Large Type: Thorndike; Hdbk; 12/1/09; 9781410420930; $31.95
Downloadable audio from OverDrive

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