Choosing the Best of the Year So Far list is a lengthy process. We read, nominate, discuss, cull, vote, rank, discuss some more, and list. Over the past few weeks I've enjoyed taking part in this process for my first time, and now that I've seen the proverbial sausage being made, I'm impressed by how well-oiled and professional the whole process is. Much thought and passion go into selecting these books, and I'm proud of the choices we've made.
But ranking books is a subjective act. Although we've tried to cast the widest net possible, not everyone is going to agree with our choices.
So here's your chance to let your voice be heard. In the comments section, tell us your top three Books of the Year So Far. You can include any books you want, from any genres you like. You can even include books that we've selected (we'll be happy to know you agree).
We'll collect your choices and put together a list of Your Best of the Year So Far. If you have trouble limiting your choices to three books, don't worry about it--make your list as long as you need to. Pick what you like and tell us why you like it (or why you don't like something). Maybe you'll turn someone else on to a good book. Which is the whole point.