USC Rossier has just compiled the 100 top-rated books (which might be a bit early since we’re not even a quarter of the way in) and wow do I have strong feelings about this:
- In what is actually a large boost to my ego, I know about 50% of the books there and have read probably about 25%.
- And in a matter of further humble-bragging, I am breaking no stereotypes about accountants that I’ve read all the books that have been classified as Business (though I would also question whether Gladwell should be classified as Business).
- I keep flip flopping on ‘The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie’ but since it’s been recommended so many times, I might give it a crack, however…
- I understand that this is based off GoodReads.com and Amazon.com but any listing that recommends Jodi Picoult is suspicious to me immediately.
- I like that there are helpful flowcharts but…
- I am so upset that Murakami is classified as Fantasy, I nearly shouted at work.
- Also ‘The Book Thief’ is gravely misclassified as Young Adult fiction. Just because something is focussed from the child’s perspective, doesn’t make it Young Adult.
- I am so excited that ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ has been included, I don’t this book gets enough love.
- Nevertheless, I’ll still use this to give me some book purchasing inspiration.
What does everyone else think?