Entertainment Weekly recently declared "1000 New Classics" in many pop-culture categories, including "the best 100 reads from 1983 to 2008." A few children's books made the cut, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, His Dark Materials, The Giver, and Holes. Some of my favorite nonfiction (for grownups) is on there, too: Random Family, And the Band Played On, Friday Night Lights, and Borrowed Time. Whether you agree or disagree with EW's lists, they do make fun reading. And, I know, a few of you are going to run over there and tally up, right?
Entertainment Weekly issue of June 27th/July 4th