Monday, December 17, 2007

The Magnificent 07

Jon Wilde of the Guardian blogs his top 10 DVDs to give this Christmas, and writers and other cultural figures select their favorite seasonal reads and their favorite books of 2007. Also, picks of the year's best fiction, children's books, and paperbacks, along with the movie hits and misses.

Elsewhere, Time magazine has the top 10 everything of 2007, including two lists of the best movies of the year by Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel, as well as lists of the year's best fiction and non-fiction books.

NPR has a winter reading list from Alan Cheuse, holiday book picks from Maureen Corrigan, and the independent booksellers' picks. They also have David (Fresh Air's arbiter of things filmic) Edelstein's annual year-end movie wrap-up - the eleven top 10 films of 2007 (there's a tie for the number-nine slot) along with twelve other movies that also turned his head this year.

Finally, in a list to end all lists, this page attempts to aggregate all of the 2007 lists.

And then there is the Core77 design blog's list of 77 nifty ideas for gifts costing under $77.