Times critics Michiko Kakutani, Janet Maslin and William Grimes announce their favorite books of 2007 today—"the ones we mention to friends ... the ones worth taking on vacation." These are meant to be lists "that leave off the broccoli." But most of the books on the lists are nonfiction tomes about Nixon, Nazis, Stalin, the CIA and Einstein. It turns out we get a lot of our book advice from people who eat broccoli for dessert. [NYT]