I posted to Facebook that I felt a rant coming on. Then I realized I have ranted about this before. The discussion on FB has been funny and spirited. I also had some folks propose some lists we could create:
Ten best books titles with 6 syllables (at least I know how this one came into being, right?) from Lester Laminack
Top 10 books that aren't making the publisher enough money so we're writing an article about them from Katie Muhtaris
Top 10 pretentious literary best sellers by Jan Chapman
Lists that made me feel listless from David Lubar
The Top Ten Books No One Would Read If They Weren't Required by Jennifer Weidenbenner
The book list links on FB are more clickbait than useful links to books I would want to add to my library or TBR stack. So, ask yourself before you click:
1. Who is sponsoring the list?
2. Who is making the selections?
3. What are the criteria?
4. From what pool of books are selections being made?
5. How does this list add to my library, TBR stack, knowledge of the field?
If you cannot answer those, questions, don't click!
And a P.S. Along with lists lately are the "challenges": how many have you read lists. Avoid those, too.