We haven’t even hit Christmas yet, but NPR has released a few of their category lists for Best Books of 2010. Though a bit premature for my taste, I must say that the lists are interestingly diverse and just might help you find the perfect title for that perfect gift. The current lists include “The Year’s Most Transporting Books,” “The Year’s Best Outsider Fiction,” and “Indie Booksellers Pick 2010 Favorites.” New lists will be added from NPR’s critics throughout the holiday season, but in the meantime it is well worth your while to check out their latest.
I can vouch for the authenticity and sincerity of Elizabeth Tova Bailey’s The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, which you will find sitting on the Indie Bookseller list. Don’t be turned off by this book’s deceptively simple title. If you are in need of a boost this season or wish to gift some inspiration, “Snail” is the perfect pick.
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-Post by Megan Shaffer