The NY Times has published their 100 Notable Books of 2010 list. I have read one book on the list, and have about 4 or so on my to-be-read list.
I do marginally better (percentagte-wise, anyway) with the individual critics lists: two to-be-read on Michiko Kakutani’s Top 10 Books of 2010 list, one read and one to-be-read on Janet Maslin’s Top 10 Books of 2010 list, and two to-be read on Dwight Garner’s Top 10 Books of 2010 list.
I’ve only read one title on their Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2010 list, just in case I was under the delusion that I’d do better on a more youth-oriented list. And if we look at NPR’s Oh, To Be Young: The Year’s Best Teen Reads, I’ve read nothing. NOTHING.
I suppose the lesson we’ve learned here is that I have my own unique tastes, and shouldn’t measure my reading against arbitrary lists put out by other people. As long as *I* like what I’m reading, then everything is fine. Right???