The Gray Lady’s Notable Books of ’07

100 notable books of 2007

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NBCC: Books Critics Recommend and Love

The National Book Critics Circle has started a monthly Best Recommended list, polling their nearly 800 members plus their prize winners and finalists to find out what recently read books they “have truly loved.” With votes from about 300 critics and 200 writers, they are starting with a list covering all of 2007. The picks include:

Fiction

1. Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

2. Denis Johnson, Tree of Smoke

3. Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policeman’s Union

4. Philip Roth, Exit Ghost

5. Per Petterson, Out Stealing Horses

Nonfiction

1. Edwidge Danticat, Brother, I’m Dying

2. Alan Weisman, The World Without Us

3. Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine

4. David Michaelis, Schulz and Peanuts

5. Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes

Click through for poetry picks and more on their methodology. http://www.valeriemevans.com/2007/11/introducing-nbccs-best-recommended.html

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