Best Books / Notable Books
- ALA Notable Books (Bookletters): The goal of ALA's Notable Books Council is to make available to the nation’s adult readers a list of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books.
- Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books, 2012: ..."representative of the year’s outstanding books for public library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal."
- Modern Library’s 100 Best Books of the Century: The top 100 Novels and Non-Fiction works of the 20th century selected by the board of the Modern Library.
- New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012: Annual lists of the top 100 notable books of the year as determined by the New York Times.
- New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013