It's the time of year for "best lists" and it can't come at a better time for holiday gift ideas for the readers in your life. First up I'll mention the "best" list I contribute to. For the past couple years I've been pleased to be part of the selection team for best Popular Fiction for Library Journal and if I do say so myself, the books chosen in my category and all the other categories will give you a lot to read yourself and to gift for others.
Also just published is NPR's Book Concierge - which not only has a big collection of great titles, but offers them in a fun to play with format (you can choose one category or combine categories to really fine tune your results, which makes this librarian's heart so happy).
And if your appetite has only been whetted by these resources, Library Journal's Book Pulse blog has a great post with an extensive (and I mean extensive) list of all the "best" lists you could ever need.
Happy reading to you and yours!
***Graphic is from LJ's best books page.