On Tuesday, I told you I was mystified by book lists. This morning I discovered that The Guardian, which published the list I was talking about, has a Top 10s series in which "Authors choose their favourite books on their chosen theme." Evidently it's been going on for years, because they've got 389 of the things.
I believe in respecting the values of other cultures. If the Brits like book lists, I'm cool with that.