Must Read Books??

I love the “must read” book lists I see all the time, especially at the end of the year when “smart” people are tapped to create such lists.  Do you love them, too?  I go through the lists (like NPRs book concierge), looking to see what I’ve read, what I want to read, what I should read, etc.  Then I attempt to get at it, reading through the books.

I’m sure I’m not the only one doing this, otherwise, why bother making these lists?  But I wonder how books make these lists today?   A lot of indie books are being released and yet, I don’t see them on these lists so much.  Mostly, it’s the books being pushed out by the traditional publishers.  So are the old gatekeepers still at work here?

I found this list of best Indie books of 2015.  Think I’ll start to plow through it.  Figure out what outliers I’m missing.  How about you?