Another bunch of lists for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure.

Toronto Star

  • The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant


  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light by Jane Brox
  • You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier


  • Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell
  • Insectopedia by Hugh Raffles
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

I’m always looking for recommendations and notifications of book lists as they appear in various media outlets. If you see one that I haven’t covered, please let me know at jdupuis at yorku dot ca or in the comments.

I am picking up a lot of lists from Largehearted Boy.

Earlier entries in this year’s list of lists can be found here and the 2009 summary post here.


  1. #1 Michelle Greene
    January 1, 2011

    Good list! I’d like to put a plug in for The Invisible Gorilla by Chabris and Simons. It is accessible, well-researched and very engaging.

  2. #2 Ben 10
    January 1, 2011

    I need these kind of list for my students.Thanks alot!

  3. #3 alanya tatil
    January 2, 2011


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