UPDATED: Wrapping Up Best Books ’10

UPDATE: We overlooked the Kirkus adult selections, which appeared this week.

Top 25 Fiction

Top 25 Nonfiction

Best Mysteries

Those titles have now been added to the collated adult list and the figures below have been updated.

So, NOW, we’re ready to declare it a wrap for Best Books 2010. A few new lists appeared this week; Time‘s choices of the Ten Best Fiction and Ten Best Nonfiction are in the current issue (along with many other Top Ten lists, like the Top 10 iPhone Apps — iBooks is one of them) and the Washington Post published their lists on Sunday. The final lists will be Booklist‘s and Horn Book‘s, at the beginning of the year.

We’ve put together the Links to the Major Lists, but if you want an exhaustive (and exhausitng) compilation, go to LargeHeartedBoy.com.

We’ve also updated our collated list of all the titles from the major sources.

What can we conclude? There’s not a lot of concensus (perhaps inevitable, give the number of books published every year) and if the critics were on the National Book Awards committees, the outcomes would have been very different. In fact, the winner in the Young Readers category, Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine, did not appear on any of the critics’ lists.

Below are the links to the spreadsheets of the adult and children’s titles, with the top titles by number of picks. If you have any trouble downloading either list, or have any suggestions for making them more useful, please email me).

Adult Titles, Collated (Downloadable Spreadsheet); UPDATED Version 4

Top Titles:

Skloot, Rebecca, The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, Crown; Seven of  eight

Wilkerson, Isabel, The Warmth Of Other Suns: The Epic Story Of America’s Great Migration, Random House; Seven of  eight

Smith, Patti, Just Kids, Knopf; Six of eight

Egan, Jennifer,  A Visit From The Goon Squad, Knopf; Six of eight

Schiff, Stacy, Cleopatra: A Life, Little, Brown; Six of eight

Franzen, Jonathan, Freedom, FSG; Five of eight

Grossman, David, To The End Of The Land, Knopf; Five of eight

Mukherjee, Siddhartha, The Emperor Of All Maladies: A Biography Of Cancer, Scribner; Five of eight

Mitchell, David, The Thousand Autumns Of Jacob De Zoet, Random House; Six of eight

Richards, Keith, with James Fox, Life; Five of eight


Childrens Titles, Collated (Downloadable Spreadsheet) UPDATED Version 3

Top Titles:

Williams-Garcia, Rita, One Crazy Summer, HarperCollins/Amistad; Seven of ten

Sidman, Joyce, illus. by Beckie Prange, Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Five of ten

Wiesner, David, Art & Max, Clarion; Five of ten

Burningham, John, illus. by Helen Oxenbury, There’s Going To Be A Baby, Candlewick; Four of Ten

Greenberg, Jan & Sandra Jordan, illus. by Brian Floca, Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring Roaring Brook/Neal Porter; Four of ten

DiCamillo, Kate and Alison McGhee, illus by  Tony Fucile, Bink and Gollie Candlewick; Four of ten

Lin, Grace, Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!, Little, Brown; Four of ten

Stead, Philip C., illus. by Erin E. Stead,  A Sick Day for Amos McGee, Roaring Brook/Neal Porter; Four of ten

Kerley, Barbara, illus. by  Edwin Fotheringham, The Extraordinary Mark Twain, (According to Susy) Picture Bk. Scholastic; Four of ten

Underwood, Deborah, illus. by Renata Liwska, The Quiet Book Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Four of ten

Collins, Suzanne,  Mockingjay, Scholastic; Four of ten

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