30 Books in 30 Days Archive

Each year, Critical Mass highlights on a daily basis the thirty books selected as finalists for our annual awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Criticism, Biography, and Autobiography.  

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2006 - 2009 (PDF Archive)

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2010

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2011

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NBCC 2013 Finalists Reading

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Video: The VIDA Count and Gender Bias in Book Reviewing

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From the Critical Mass blog

Summer Reading, John Domini and more Barkskins

Heading into a holiday weekend, NBCC Past President and current VP/Online Jane Ciabattari selects 10 new beach reads for her Between the Lines

Barkskins, Stephen King and Orlando

Annie Proulx's Barkskins attracted significant attention from book reviewers.  Jeffrey Ann Goudie reviews the novel for the Kansas City Star.  Board

Critical Notes Catch-up: Louise Erdrich, Richard Russo, David Means, and more

Your reviews seed this roundup. Please send items, including news about recent publications and honors, to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. (Current members

Critical Notes: Edna O’Brien, Don DeLillo, Helen Oyeyemi, Richard Russo, Adam Haslett, and more…

Your reviews seed this roundup. Please send items, including news about recent publications and honors, to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. (Current members