Nothing makes me feel like I don't read the "right things" like when the New York Times publishes a review of the 100 Notable Books of 2013. I haven't read a SINGLE TITLE on the list. 90% of the titles I hadn't even heard of before. I'M A TERRIBLE LIBRARIAN!!
However, I feel slightly better when reviewing the Notable Children's Books of 2013. At least I've heard of these books! Bluebird and The Dark were commonplace in my story time sessions this year. I LOVE Hilda and the Bird Parade enough to add the whole series to the Graphic Novel collection. I have Eleanor and Park on hold at the library … but I still didn't get to enjoy many of their favorite titles from the year - I think that I will have to make my own list!
I have heard of exactly zero books on the first list. I'm not even going to bother looking at the second because I can almost guarantee the same result!ReplyDelete
At least the kids' list you would recognize some titles just from seeing them on Amazon and in book stores :)Delete