You'll find the answer in The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books: the ultimate guide to the world's greatest books. As writers such as Norman Mailer, Annie Proulx, Stephen King, Jonathan Franzen, Claire Messud, Margaret Drabble, Michael Chabon and Peter Carey name the ten books that have meant the most to them, you'll be reminded of books you have always loved and introduced to works awaiting your discovery. The Top Ten includes summaries of 544 books-each of which is considered to be among the ten greatest books ever written by at least one leading writer. In addition to each writer's Top Ten List, the book features Top Ten Lists tabulated from their picks, including: * The Top Ten Books of All Time * The Top Ten Books by Living Writers * The Top Ten Books of the Twentieth Century * The Top Ten Mysteries * The Top Ten Comedies Already sparking debate, The Top Ten will help readers answer the most pressing question of all: What should I read next?
J. Peder Zane is the book-review editor of the Raleigh News & Observer and the editor of Norton's Remarkable Reads. His syndicated column received the ASNE Distinguished Writing Award for Commentary.