The New York Times of course features its Notable Books of the Year which it then wittles down to 10 Best Books of the Year.
Canada's Globe and Mail features it's recommendations for the 100 Best Books of the Year and features both Canadian and international authors.
Across the Atlantic, Erica Wagner comes up with some Christmas suggestions in the Times, while writers and critics are called upon to recommend their favourites of the year in the Guardian and in the Observer.
Closer to home, Eric Forbes is getting in on the act with his top 30 books of the year. (I don't even dare ask him how many books he's read in total!)
Feel you're drowing with all these recommendations? Some fiction titles crop up time and again on the lists, and I've listed them below (in no particular order):
So Many Ways to Begin - Jon McGregorNo doubt this weekend will bring a new crop of "best of" lists in the run up to the Christmas period. I'll post links to them here.
Suite Francaise - Irene Nerimovsky
The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai
The Emperor's Children - Claire Messud
Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
Be Near Me - Andrew O'Hagan
The Night Watch - Sarah Walters
Everyman - Philip Roth
Carry Me Down - MJ Hyland