Looking for a good read?

Of course you are!  But the problem is, how to sort through the plethora of reading lists and suggestions?  Wouldn’t it be cool if someone – someone trustworthy – could poll award winning novelists, historians, poets, critics and biographers and then compile the top vote-getters into a tidy list?  Plus, it would be nice if you could get descriptions and reviews for each book, rather than just a list of titles that you have to take on faith.

The good news is that the National Book Critics Circle has done the work for us. Their voters have included Jonathan Franzen, Annie Proulx, John Updike, Cynthia Ozick and more than 500 other literary types.

Here is the NBCC’s GoodReads list from 1976 to the current year!

~posted by Paige C.