December 18, 2006

News & Opinion: Kirkus Review's Best Books of 2006

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:41 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Kirkus Reviews publishes around 5,000 books reviews a year. You will sometimes see them as one of the reviews on Amazon. Libraries often use Kirkus reviews to select titles for their shelves.

Kirkus published a Best Books of 2006 report and starts by talking about how difficult it is to do best-of's:
Consider Mitch Albom: The literati line up to denounce his efforts as risible pabulumand yet nearly 700,000 readers have snapped up his latest, For One More Day, in just the three months since it was published, according to Nielsen BookScan. So, there you go: The pages you hold in your hands are guaranteed to be full of wrong information, according to somebody. To Kirkus, however, this is the selection of the titles weve felt strongest about throughout the year.

Of the 30 titles they highlight, there are only three that apply directly or indirectly to this audience:

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.