03/09/2011 08:26 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

NBCC 2010: 4 Decades Of Winners Make The Best Reading List Now (PHOTOS)

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards have been around since the 1970s and the winners over the decades make an impressive recommended reading list. We loved these highlights--one in each category for every decade.

Meanwhile, the 2010 winners will be announced tomorrow nominees include Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Franzen and Christopher Hitchens. The full list of 35 years of finalists and winners is here.

Do this year's nominees measure up? Let us know in the comments!