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December 7, 2016

Favorite Nonfiction of 2016

These are the nonfiction books I have most recommended to family, friends, and everyone who has crossed my path this year (my personal metric for "favorite").

Where applicable, I have reposted my original short review.

What was your favorite nonfiction book of 2016?


The Art of Waiting

The Art of Waiting by Belle Boggs

Belle Boggs' essay collection The Art of Waiting is a brilliant and empathetic meditation on infertility and childlessness.


Boy Erased

Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

Garrard Conley's memoir Boy Erased is one of the year's most moving and important books.


Known and Strange Things

Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole

Teju Cole's essay collection Known and Strange Things is thoughtful and lyrical over a variety of subjects, yet another outstanding book from one of the finest writers working today.


The Narrow Door

The Narrow Door by Paul Lisicky

Paul Lisicky's The Narrow Door is a beautifully told, honest, and poignant memoir of friendship, love, and loss.


Riverine

Riverine by Angela Palm

Angela Palm's Riverine is lyrical, surprising, and evocative, and one of the year's most powerful memoirs.


White Sands

White Sands by Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer is a master at illuminating both the personal and the universal, and that has never been more evident than in his new essay collection White Sands.


also at Largehearted Boy:

online "best of 2016" book lists

Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2015
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2014
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2013
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2012
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2011
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2010
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2009
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2008

Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2016

previous lists at Largehearted Boy
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comic Preview (weekly comics recommendations)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
LIbrairie Drawn and Quarterly Books of the week (weekly book recommendations)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews


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December 7, 2016

Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists Update - December 7th

The Largehearted Boy List of Online 'Best of 2016' Book Lists

For the ninth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily.

The Master List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists

Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online year-end book list I have missed.

Other daily updates to the 2016 master list.

Revisit previous years' collections of year-end book lists: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2000-2009 (best of the decade).


Today's additions to the Online Year-end "Best of 2015" Book Lists:

A.J. Juliani (best books for teachers and learners)
Audiofile Magazine (best audiobooks)
Blogging Theologically (best books)
Book Riot (best books)
Booksaremyfavouriteandbest (books on multiple "best books" lists)
Bookworm Blues (best books)
Brain Pickings (best science books)
The Brooklyn Rail (art books)
Chicago Public Library (best books)
Chicago Review of Books (best fiction)
The Christian Revolution (top books)
Cleveland Plain Dealer (wine books)
eric forbes’s book addict’s guide to good books (favourite books)
Five Books - Diane Coyle (best economics books)
Globe and Mail (best business books)
Greater Good (favorite books)
Guardian (top travel books)
Librairie Drawn and Quarterly - Helen (favourite books)
Minnesota Public Radio (best fiction)
New York Times (best baking cookbooks)
Newinbooks (best mystery books)
Newsweek (favorite books)
Novel Novice (best young adult books)
Pedrol (best books)
Photo-Eye (best photobooks)
PopCrush (best young adult books)
Pulp Curry (top books)
Richard Branson (favorite books)
Slate (best book covers)
Slate (favorite comics)
Southern Living (best southern cookbooks)
Time Out New York (best books)
Toronto Star (best books)
Vulture (best books)
Wanderlust (best books)
Washington Independent Review of Books (favorite books)


also at Largehearted Boy:

other daily updates to the master list

Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2015" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists

2016 Online Year-end Music Lists
2015 Online Year-end Music Lists
2014 Online Year-end Music Lists
2013 Online Year-end Music Lists
2012 Online Year-end Music Lists
2011 Online Year-end Music Lists
2010 Online Year-end Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Music Lists
2009 Online Year-end Music Lists
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists
2007 Online Year-end Music Lists
2006 Online Year-end Music Lists
other lists at Largehearted Boy

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (comics recommendations)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)


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Shorties (Copyeditor Fidel Castro, The Top Songs of 2016, and more)

The Guardian reported that Fidel Castro helped copyedit the books of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


Gorilla Vs. Bear listed its top songs of 2016.


25 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number to 501), including NPR's best book lists, No Depression's best music books, and Esquire's best books.


Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Beer Money by Frances Stroh
Edward Unspooled by Craig Lancaster
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal
Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
Memoirs by Tennessee Williams
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain
Seiobo There Below by László Krasznahorkai
The Sky Over Lima by Juan Gómez Bárcena
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
Sweet Caress by William Boyd
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
Vertigo by W.G. Sebald
Welcome to the Monkeyhouse by Kurt Vonnegut

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Beasts and Children by Amy Parker
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs


Mat Johnson and Samuel Sattin discussed writing both comics and novels at Paste.


Signature offered a month-by-month recap of 2016 in books.


Aquarium Drunkard shared a pair of vintage holiday mixtapes.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Michael J. Seidlinger's novel Falter Kingdom.


All Songs Considered recapped 2016 in music.


BuzzFeed examined the influence of Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild on Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life.


Stream a new Kristin Kontrol song.


Fresh Air interviewed Maria Semple about her novel Today Will Be Different.


Fiona Apple shared an anti-Trump song.


A new feminist literary magazine, ROAR, is being crowdfunded.


Stream Shonen Knife's "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."


Author Matthew Spektor talked sports with Eephus.


Stream a new Ryan Adams song.


The Believer interviewed author D. Foy.


The Washed Up Emo podcast interviewed author Jason Diamond.


Electric Literature interviewed author Brit Bennett.



also at Largehearted Boy:

Support Largehearted Boy

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)
weekly music release lists


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December 6, 2016

Favorite Short Story Collections of 2016

These are the short fiction collections I have recommended most to blog readers, friends, and family throughout the year.

All links go to the authors' contributions to the Book Notes series. I have reposted my original comments for each book.

What was your favorite short story collection of 2016?


Clothed, Female Figure

Clothed, Female Figure by Kirstin Allio

Kirstin Allio's stunning short fiction collection Clothed, Female Figure is filled with skillfully crafted stories of complex women.


Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker by Maryse Meijer

The stories in Maryse Meijer's debut collection Heartbreaker are dark, fierce, and sharply drawn.


Insurrections

Insurrections by Rion Amilcar Scott

Rion Amilcar Scott's short story collection Insurrections is an auspicious debut.


The Jungle Around Us

The Jungle Around Us by Anne Raeff

Anne Raeff's collection The Jungle Around Us, awarded the 2015 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, is filled with exceptionally nuanced and poignant stories.


Him, Me, Muhammad Ali

Him, Me, Muhammad Ali by Randa Jarrar

The stories in Randa Jarrar's debut collection Him, Me, Muhammad Ali are inventive, lyrical, and marvelously diverse.


Swallowed by the Cold

Swallowed by the Cold by AUTHOR

Jensen Beach's impressive story collection Swallowed by the Cold is one of the year's most rewarding (and unsettling) books.


The Unfinished World

The Unfinished World by Amber Sparks

The stories Amber Sparks new short fiction collection The Unfinished World are imaginative and richly told, fantastic in every sense of the word.


We Show What We Have Learned

We Show What We Have Learned by Clare Beams

Clare Beams' short story collection We Show What We Have Learned is an imaginative and often startling debut.


You May See a Stranger

You May See a Stranger by Paula Whyman

Paula Whyman's linked story collection You May See a Stranger masterfully follows the life of its protagonist, Miranda Weber.


also at Largehearted Boy:

online "best of 2016" book lists

Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2015
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2014
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2013
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2012
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2011
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2010
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2009
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2008

previous lists at Largehearted Boy
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
52 Books, 52 Weeks book reviews


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Essential and Interesting 2016 Year-End Music Lists

The Largehearted Boy List of Essential and Interesting 2016 Year-End Music Lists

I will aggregate essential and most interesting "best of 2016" year-end music lists as I have in past years, and update this post regularly.

Revisit the lists for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, 2000-2009 (best of the decade lists), 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.


The A.V. Club (year in band names)
All Songs Considered (best overlooked songs)
American Songwriter (top albums)
AXS (best Americana albums)
Chicago Tribune - Greg Kot (best albums)
Complex (best albums)
Consequence of Sound (top songs)
Crave (best rock albums)
The Current (staff top songs lists)
Decibel (top albums)
Entertainment Weekly (best and worst holiday albums)
Esquire (best albums)
Glide Magazine (best albums)
Gorilla Vs Bear (top albums)
Gorilla Vs Bear (top songs)
Idolator (best albums)
Independent (best albums)
Irish Times (best albums)
KCRW (best albums)
LA Music Blog (top albums)
LA Music Blog (top music videos)
The Metal Addicts (top albums)
MOJO (top albums)
New York Times (best albums)
New York Times (best songs)
NME (songs of the year)
NME (top albums)
Noisey (best albums)
NPR Music (best music)
Observer (best pop and rock albums)
Pandora (top songs)
Paste (best albums)
Pitchfork (best music videos)
Pitchfork (best rock albums)
Pitchfork (top rap albums)
PopCrush (best pop albums)
PopMatters (best music)
The Prog Report (best prog albums)
The Quietus (albums)
The Quietus (best punk and hardcore)
Revolver (best albums)
The Ringer (albums)
Rolling Stone (best albums)
Rolling Stone (best country albums)
Rolling Stone (best songs)
Rough Trade (best albums)
The Skinny (top albums)
Stereogum (best albums)
Stereogum (best new bands)
Stereogum (EPs)
Stereogum (holiday albums)
Taste of Country (best country albums)
Telegraph (best albums)
Time (best albums)
Time (top pop music videos)
Time (worst songs)
Treble (best metal albums)
Ultimate Classic Rock (top classic rock albums)
Uncut (top albums)
Vulture (best albums)
Vulture (best songs)


also at Largehearted Boy:

2015 Year-End Online Music Lists
2014 Year-End Online Music Lists
2013 Year-End Online Music Lists
2012 Year-End Online Music Lists
2011 Year-End Online Music Lists
2010 Year-End Online Music Lists
2009 Year-End Online Music Lists
2008 Year-End Online Music Lists
2007 Year-End Online Music Lists
2006 Year-End Online Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Music Lists

Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2015" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists

other lists at Largehearted Boy
100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Daily Downloads (free & legal mp3 downloads)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
musician/author interviews


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Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists Update - December 6th

The Largehearted Boy List of Online 'Best of 2016' Book Lists

For the ninth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily.

The Master List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists

Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online year-end book list I have missed.

Other daily updates to the 2016 master list.

Revisit previous years' collections of year-end book lists: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2000-2009 (best of the decade).


Today's additions to the Online Year-end "Best of 2015" Book Lists:

Air & Space (best aviation- and space-themed books for young readers)
Bill Gates (best books)
Boston Globe (best cookbooks)
Caryn, The Book Whisperer (best books)
Crave (best art books)
Dallas Voice (books)
Derek Beaulieu (most engaging books)
Esquire (best books)
Forever Young Adult (favorite books)
Guardian (best architecture books)
Hub & Spoke (favourite books)
Huffington Post (best fiction)
Katy Huth Jones (best books)
LitReactor (best books)
Minnesota Public Radio (best young adult books)
Music Is My Sanctuary (best music books)
No Depression (best music books)
NPR (best books)
Paste (best comics)
Paul Sohn (best books)
Readings (top American novels)
Russell Moore (top books)
Seminary Co-op (favorite books)
Sydney Daily Telegraph (best cookbooks)
Tor.com (best books)


also at Largehearted Boy:

other daily updates to the master list

Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2015" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists

2015 Online Year-end Music Lists
2014 Online Year-end Music Lists
2013 Online Year-end Music Lists
2012 Online Year-end Music Lists
2011 Online Year-end Music Lists
2010 Online Year-end Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Music Lists
2009 Online Year-end Music Lists
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists
2007 Online Year-end Music Lists
2006 Online Year-end Music Lists
other lists at Largehearted Boy

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (comics recommendations)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)


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Shorties (Ann Patchett's Recommended Independent Bookstores, NPR Music's Top Songs of 2016, and more)

Ann Patchett recommended independent bookstores to visit.


NPR Music named its top 100 songs of 2016.


38 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number to 476), including Kirkus Reviews' nonfiction lists, the Observers best biographies, and Laura Miller's favorite books.


Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Beer Money by Frances Stroh
Edward Unspooled by Craig Lancaster
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal
Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
Memoirs by Tennessee Williams
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain
Seiobo There Below by László Krasznahorkai
The Sky Over Lima by Juan Gómez Bárcena
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
Sweet Caress by William Boyd
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
Vertigo by W.G. Sebald
Welcome to the Monkeyhouse by Kurt Vonnegut

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Beasts and Children by Amy Parker
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs


The Quietus listed its albums of the year.


Elle hosted a discussion between authors Piyali Bhattacharya and Tanwi Nandini Islam.


Stream the Beatles' Christmas Singles Club songs at Aquarium Drunkard.


Book Riot recommended December's best new graphic novels.


Stream Anohni's "Obama" video.


VICE's annual fiction issue is online and features new stories by Roxane Gay, Ottessa Moshfegh, Rachel Cusk, and others.


Stream a new Six Organs of Admittance song.


Bookworm interviewed author Mitch Sisskind.


Stream a new Hurray for the Riff Raff song.


Ms. interviewed author Mary Karr.


Stream Sloan's new holiday song.


CCM interviewed author Janice Lee.


The Austin American-Statesman interviewed singer-songwriter Amanda Shires.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Vi Khi Nao.



also at Largehearted Boy:

Support Largehearted Boy

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)
weekly music release lists


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December 5, 2016

Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists Update - December 5th

The Largehearted Boy List of Online 'Best of 2016' Book Lists

For the ninth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily.

The Master List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists

Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online year-end book list I have missed.

Other daily updates to the 2016 master list.

Revisit previous years' collections of year-end book lists: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2000-2009 (best of the decade).


Today's additions to the Online Year-end "Best of 2015" Book Lists:

Bioteaching (top botany books)
Bioteaching (top climate change books)
Bioteaching (top environmentalism books)
Bioteaching (top paleontology books)
Charged Affairs (best foreign affairs books)
Dianne's Vegan Kitchen (vegan cookbooks)
Eat Your Books (best cookbooks)
Eve Tushnet (best books)
Irish Times (best sports books)
J.C. Hart (books)
Kirkus (best biographies)
Kirkus (best books about science and technology)
Kirkus (best books about shocking tales of injustice)
Kirkus (best books for lovers of the literary arts)
Kirkus (best books to explain current politics)
Kirkus (best books with truly inspirational characters)
Kirkus (best heartrending nonfiction)
Kirkus (best history books)
Kirkus (best memoirs)
Kirkus (best sports and entertainment books)
Kong Tsung-gan (best human rights books)
The Kyx Brothers (best books)
Minnesota Pubic Radio (poets' favorite poetry collections)
Northern Crime (top crime books)
Not Without My Bowler Hat (top books)
Observer (best art books)
Observer (best biographies)
Observer (best science books)
On Point (best books)
Paste (best book covers)
Renaissance Nerd (books for leaders)
School Library Journal (best LatinX books)
Scots Whay Hae! (best books)
Slate - Laura Miller (favorite books)
TES (best children's books)
Unequally Yoked (favorite books)
Vampire Book Club (best books)
Writability (diverse books resource list)


also at Largehearted Boy:

other daily updates to the master list

Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2015" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists

2015 Online Year-end Music Lists
2014 Online Year-end Music Lists
2013 Online Year-end Music Lists
2012 Online Year-end Music Lists
2011 Online Year-end Music Lists
2010 Online Year-end Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Music Lists
2009 Online Year-end Music Lists
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists
2007 Online Year-end Music Lists
2006 Online Year-end Music Lists
other lists at Largehearted Boy

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (comics recommendations)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)


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Shorties (Mary Wisniewski on Her Nelson Algren Biography, Johnny Marr on His Autobiography, and more)

Electric Literature interviewed Mary Wisniewski about her Nelson Algren biography.


Guitarist Johnny Marr discussed his autobiography Set the Boy Free with Salon.


24 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number to 438), including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's best books, the Observer's best fiction & poetry books, and the Sunday Times' best food books.


Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Beer Money by Frances Stroh
Edward Unspooled by Craig Lancaster
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal
Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
Memoirs by Tennessee Williams
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain
Seiobo There Below by László Krasznahorkai
The Sky Over Lima by Juan Gómez Bárcena
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
Sweet Caress by William Boyd
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
Vertigo by W.G. Sebald
Welcome to the Monkeyhouse by Kurt Vonnegut

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Beasts and Children by Amy Parker
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs


Peter Silberman of Antlers discussed his forthcoming solo album with All Songs Considered.


Garth Greenwell, Jade Sharma and Rebecca Schiff offered advice on writing sex scenes (and recommended authors who do it well) at Huffington Post.


Stream a new Grandaddy song.


Read a new story by Ottessa Moshfegh at Vice.


Stream a new Father John Misty song.


The Rumpus interviewed author Imbolo Mbue.


Amanda Shires visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Cartoonist Roz Chast discussed her favorite books at The Week.


The A.V. Club reminisced about band name trends of the past ten years.


Elle and BuzzFeed previewed December's best new books.


Paste profiles singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus.


Marcy Dermansky discussed her new novel The Red Car with Weekend Edition.


Pinegrove played a Tiny Desk Concert.


The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Michael Chabon about his novel Moonglow.


Drowned in Sound interviewed teh members of Sleigh Bells.


Vulture previewed December's best new comics.


Download the free 17-track Friends of Tricycle Records Compilation Vol. 6.


Author Jason Diamond Interview magazine.


Stream a new Feelies song.


Authors discussed the first books they fell in love with at Literary Hub.



also at Largehearted Boy:

Support Largehearted Boy

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)
weekly music release lists


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Largehearted Boy Weekly Wrap-Up - December 5, 2016

A list of the past week's Largehearted Boy features:


Book Notes: (authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates to their book)

Jason Diamond for his memoir Searching for John Hughes
Kevin Smokler for his book Brat Pack America
Marcy Dermansky for her novel The Red Car
Meredith Alling for her short story collection Sing the Song


Lists

Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Daily updates to the list


Weekly New Book Recommendations:

Atomic Books Comics Preview (recommended new comics and graphic novels)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)


New Music Recommendations:

The Week's Interesting Music Releases


And of course, the daily literature and music news and link posts:

Shorties (news & links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)


also at Largehearted Boy:

Support the Largehearted Boy website

Antiheroines
Atomic Books Comics Preview
Book Notes
Cover Song Collections
Lists
weekly music release lists
musician/author Interviews
Note Books
Soundtracked
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week


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December 4, 2016

Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists Update - December 4th

The Largehearted Boy List of Online 'Best of 2016' Book Lists

For the ninth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily.

The Master List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists

Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online year-end book list I have missed.

Other daily updates to the 2016 master list.

Revisit previous years' collections of year-end book lists: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2000-2009 (best of the decade).


Today's additions to the Online Year-end "Best of 2015" Book Lists:

A. C. Wise (favorite novels, collections, and anthologies)
Alliterative Anxieties (favorite fiction)
Berkeley Heights Public Library (most checked out books)
Bioteaching (top historical geology books)
Book Beat (favorite books)
Carolina Bento (top books)
CSMCL (best books)
Daily Bulldog (top books)
Daily Mail (best books)
Durham Herald-Sun (best books)
Entropy (best fiction)
Evansville Courier & Press (books)
FastCoDesign (best designed design books)
Librairie Drawn and Quarterly - Benjamin (favourite books)
Madeleine D'Este (favourite books)
Observer (best ficton)
Observer (best graphic books)
Observer (best poetry books)
Pierce County Library System (best books)
SCC English (list of book lists)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (best books)
Sunday Times (best food books)
Susan Fish (top books)
Vail Daily (best books)


also at Largehearted Boy:

other daily updates to the master list

Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2015" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists

2015 Online Year-end Music Lists
2014 Online Year-end Music Lists
2013 Online Year-end Music Lists
2012 Online Year-end Music Lists
2011 Online Year-end Music Lists
2010 Online Year-end Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Music Lists
2009 Online Year-end Music Lists
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists
2007 Online Year-end Music Lists
2006 Online Year-end Music Lists
other lists at Largehearted Boy

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (comics recommendations)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)


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December 3, 2016

Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists Update - December 3rd

The Largehearted Boy List of Online 'Best of 2016' Book Lists

For the ninth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily.

The Master List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists

Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online year-end book list I have missed.

Other daily updates to the 2016 master list.

Revisit previous years' collections of year-end book lists: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2000-2009 (best of the decade).


Today's additions to the Online Year-end "Best of 2015" Book Lists:

The Age (Australian authors' favourite books)
Bioteaching (top ecology books)
Bioteaching (top geology books)
Britfic (favourite books)
BuzzFeed (hottest romance books)
Caroline County Public Library (favorite books)
CKNY (best cookbooks)
Daily Missoulian (best books)
Ear Chic Chicago (best healthy cookbooks)
Financial Times (best book lists)
Food & Wine (best cookbooks)
Globe and Mail (best books)
Guardian (best books on drink)
Guardian (best books on food)
Guardian (best children's books)
Guardian (best nature books)
Irish Times (favourite books)
JP O'Malley (favorite books)
Michael Matuzak (favorite books)
Mother Jones (notable books)
NetGalley UK (books of the year)
Our Daily Read (best children's books)
Publishers Weekly (authors' favorite books)
R & R…Readers and Reference (favourite books)
Smithsonian (best "art meets science" books)
Washington Post (most ambitious, irritating, hopeful and overrated books)


also at Largehearted Boy:

other daily updates to the master list

Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2015" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists

2015 Online Year-end Music Lists
2014 Online Year-end Music Lists
2013 Online Year-end Music Lists
2012 Online Year-end Music Lists
2011 Online Year-end Music Lists
2010 Online Year-end Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Music Lists
2009 Online Year-end Music Lists
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists
2007 Online Year-end Music Lists
2006 Online Year-end Music Lists
other lists at Largehearted Boy

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (comics recommendations)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)


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