Favorite of Favorites

FavoriteInspired by the “Booker of Bookers” award to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Man Booker Prize (and the “Best of The Bookers” to celebrate the 40th), we are celebrating our fourth year by having library staff vote on their favorites from the October 2016 through September 2017 lists. (You may vote even if you’ve never nominated a title, and no Edelweiss or NetGalley account is needed.) Starting Thursday, October 5, we invite library staff to vote on their 10 favorite titles from the long list of all 110 titles; the top 25 of vote-getters will then move on to the short list, for another round of votes.

The ten top vote-getters will be released on December 1 as the “Favorite of Favorites” list, with the number one favorite, by votes, taking the top place on the list. The “Favorite of Favorites” list will take the place of the traditional December list, with the top nominations for titles due to be published in December 2017 and January 2018 appearing together on the January 2018 list.


A Timeline for Celebration

Thursday, October 5, 2017:
Voting on the longlist begins
Sunday, October 15, 2017:
“Favorite of Favorites” longlist votes due
Monday, October 30:
“Favorite of Favorites” shortlist votes due
Monday, November 20:
nominations due for January 2018 list

combines titles due to be published in December 2017 and January 2018

Friday, December 1:
“Favorite of Favorites” list released
Thursday, December 14:
January 2018 List announced
Wednesday, December 20:
nominations due for February 2018 list