New York Times's "Editor's Picks 1968-2012"
Since 1968 the New York Times has published their selections for the best books of every year. The lists have fluctuated in size from as few as three to as many as 17 in a given year. Most of the selection years the books of been chosen from their larger "Notable Books of the Year." All selections are found in the New York Times Book Review and are often published during the Holiday period. In recent years the books have been split into non-fiction and fiction and have been limited to a definitive 10.