Booklist's Top of the List

About the Booklist's Top of the List
Every January, Booklist publishes Editors’ Choice: lists of the best books, databases, video/DVDs, and audiobooks of the past year. From these lists, we further select what we call the Top of the List: the single best title in eight categories—adult fiction, adult nonfiction, youth fiction, youth nonfiction, youth picture book, reference source, video/DVD, and audiobook.

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2005 Selection(s)

Adult Fiction

Doctorow, E. L. The March,. Random, $25.95 (0-375-50671-3).

Adult Nonfiction

Bird, Kai and Sherwin, Martin J. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Knopf, $35 (0-375-41202-6).

Youth Nonfiction

Bartoletti, Susan Camp. Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow. Scholastic, $19.95 (0-439-35379-3).

Youth Fiction

Zevin, Gabrielle. Elsewhere. Farrar, $16 (0-374-32091-8).

Youth Picture Book

Rosen, Michael. Michael Rosen’s Sad Book. Illus by Quentin Blake. Candlewick, $16.99 (0-7636-2597-3).

Audio

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. By Susanna Clarke. Read by Simon Prebble. Renaissance, $59.95 (1-59397-741-7).

Video & DVD

Einstein’s Big Idea. WGBH, $19.95 (1-593-75316-0).

Reference Source

Encyclopedia of Religion. Ed. by Lindsay Jones. Macmillan, $1295 (0-02-865733-0).