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Library Journal: The Dean's List



Library Journal's collection of the best books by category. (By http://www.newsisfree.com/syndicate.php - FOR PERSONAL AND NON COMMERCIAL USE ONLY!)



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Best Books 2000
Why a best books list? Aren't there enough guideposts to good reading already, from the local paper's best sellers list to Amazon's rate-it-yourself opportunities? In fact, we think that LJ's annual best books list has a lot of value.



Best Sci-Tech Books 2004: The Masters of Science Writing
Within the community of science writers, just a handful are recognized—often via best books lists and literary awards—as the elite.



First Novelists 2004: Summer Highs, Fall Firsts
What do John Updike, John Grisham, Danielle Steel, and Joyce Carol Oates have in common?



Best Consumer Health Books 2005
The year 2005 was one of transition. It was the year the “sandwich generation” of baby boomers began to retire in large numbers while also caring for their children as well as their parents.



Best Books 2001
Each fall, LJ staff set aside countless hours, burning plenty of midnight oil in order to attack a pile of best book possibilities that can reach 250 titles.



Best Books 2000
Why a best books list? Aren't there enough guideposts to good reading already, from the local paper's best sellers list to Amazon's rate-it-yourself opportunities? In fact, we think that LJ's annual best books list has a lot of value. Not only does it allow us to assess a year's worth of work (what are trends? what did I really think of that big biography?), but, more importantly, it lets us give a uniquely library spin to the hunt for super



Best Books 1999
Since its inception in 1985, LJ's Best Books list has aimed to provide an end-of-the-year overview of the most interesting and important books the year had to offer. The list has averaged 30 to 35 titles, but this year -- as befits the end of the millennium -- it totals a grand 55. The Book Review editors found a wide range of books they were eager to share and noted some intriguing pairings: John Keegan's and Niall Ferguson's divergent studi



Best Books 2002
Another year, another best books list? Trust us, it's not as routine as it sounds.



Best Books 2003
If nothing else, this year's best books list proves that good things often come in pairs...



First Novelists 2005: Winter Wonders, Spring Hopefuls
Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell may have been the only debut that lingered long on the best sellers lists last fall, but rarely has the season seen so many promising first novels.