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?