November 13, 2007

News & Opinion: Amazon's Best of 2007 List

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Another list is out: Amazon's Best Books of 2007! You can see the categories by Editors' Picks, Customers' Favorites, the Top 100...and you can browse by category. Here's a brief sampling: Literature and fiction (Customers' Favorites) * A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini * The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel by Michael Chabon * Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult * On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan * Playing for Pizza by John Grisham * The Choice by Nicholas Sparks * Shopaholic & Baby (Shopaholic) by Sophie Kinsella * World Without End by Ken Follett * The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian * Spook Country by William Gibson Nonfiction (Editors' Picks) * The Long Road Home by Martha Raddatz * Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell * The Kings of New York by Michael Weinreb * Until Proven Innocent by Stuart Taylor * Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano * The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb * The Human Touch by Michael Frayn * Poor People by William T. Vollmann * Other Colors by Orphan Pamuk * Once Upon a Quinceanera by Julia Alvarez Current Events (Editors' Picks) * The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin * The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan * Dead Certain by Robert Draper * Once Upon a Country by Sari Nusseibeh * The Terror Presidency by Jack L. Goldsmith * Supreme Court by Jan Crawford Greenburg * The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein * Blackwater by Jeremy Scahill * The Occupation of Iraq by Ali A. Allawi * The Art of Political Murder by Francisco Goldman There isn't space here to list all 100 of the Top 100 Customers' Favorites (ranked based on orders through October), but check it out when you have a chance; I was pleased to see that within the top 30 there was a number of books we at 800-CEO-READ took under our wing this year, including StrengthsFinder 2.0, Made to Stick, What Got You Here Won't Get You There, The Age of Turbulence, and The Black Swan. You can probably guess this year's #1 most-ordered book on Amazon.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.