I just did a personal blog post on the Red Dot books, trying to highlight ones we considered, but didn’t ultimately choose, because of the devil of the balancing act of just 8 books in 4 categories. Read more here: http://libedge.blogspot.sg/2014/11/on-reading-and-balance-in-four-8-book.html
Other committee members are encouraged to write their own assessment of titles and the process — which can be posted here.
Looking ahead, I’ve set up four Goodreads lists for collecting titles to consider for next year. Please feel free to add whatever.