Thursday, December 29, 2011

NPR, I adore you, but...


… I simply cannot abide your book choices.

Why is this?

Day after day, I’ll hear book reviews on NPR, and they’re never books I want to read. It’s puzzled me for years.

And their “best novels of 2011” list contains not a single thing that I even liked. 

I read only one of these books (State of Wonder by Ann Patchett), and it was not my favorite thing. And three of these books I started and was not in the mood to finish (The Marriage Plot, The Art of Fielding, and The Submission).

So I was just about to renounce all NPR book choices for all time, when this little gem popped up on Facebook: NPR’s list of 2011’s best celebrity tell-alls

Now that’s my kind of list.

I’ve read only one of them so far (Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe), but I’ve just added some of the others to my TBR.

Low brow at all? 

Guilty as charged.

4 comments:

Bybee said...

Their picks didn't thrill me, either.

Unruly Reader said...

Bybee -- Glad it's not just me.

Pam said...

I heard The Marriage Plot wasn't that good anyway, so you probably saved yourself a few hours you'd never get back! :)

Unruly Reader said...

Pam -- That's good to hear! I love saving time.