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December 18, 2018

Shorties (2019's Most Anticipated Literary Adaptations, An Interview with Mike D and the King Ad-Rock, and more)

Beastie Boys Book

Literary Hub previewed 2019's most anticipated literary adaptations.


Marc Maron interviewed Mike D and the King Ad-Rock about the Beastie Boys Book.


32 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation Wednesday (bringing the total to 992), including GQ’s best books, the Chicago Review of Books’ best books, and The Big Issue’s best kids books


Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end Music lists (updated daily).


December's best eBook deals

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Italian Folktales by Italo Calvino
The Mother by Pearl S. Buck
Spitboy Rule by Michele Cruz Gonzales
The Story of Music: From Babylon to the Beatles: How Music Has Shaped Civilization by Howard Goodall


Jonathan Lethem remembered theband the dB's at the Oxford American.


Document interviewed poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.


Paste shared a brief history of music censorship in America.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Tom Barbash's novel The Dakota Winters.


The Young Folks recommended 21st century Christmas songs.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Adam Nemett's novel We Can Save Us All.


Rolling Stone listed the best music books of the year.


The New York Times profiled author Chinese dissident author Ma Jian.


Stream a new song by Baths.



also at Largehearted Boy:

Support Largehearted Boy

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

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






December 17, 2018

Oyinkan Braithwaite's Playlist for Her Novel "My Sister, the Serial Killer"

My Sister, the Serial Killer

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book.

Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others.

Oyinkan Braithwaite's My Sister, the Serial Killer may be the year's most propulsive book, a smart and engaging literary thriller.

The New York Times wrote of the book:

"It’s Lagos noir — pulpy, peppery and sinister, served up in a comic deadpan…This book is, above all, built to move, to hurtle forward — and it does so, dizzyingly. There’s a seditious pleasure in its momentum. At a time when there are such wholesome and dull claims on fiction — on its duty to ennoble or train us in empathy — there’s a relief in encountering a novel faithful to art’s first imperative: to catch and keep our attention… This scorpion-tailed little thriller leaves a response, and a sting, you will remember."


In her own words, here is Oyinkan Braithwaite's Book Notes music playlist for her debut novel My Sister, the Serial Killer:



I do not write to music. I find music to be terribly distracting…I’ll end up singing at the top of my lungs or dancing; so I came up with this playlist after the fact. I hope you enjoy these songs as much as I do!

1. Simi, “One Kain”: In this song, the persona has discovered that she has fallen for her friend. And perhaps he is falling for her too, since he is looking at her a certain way… Unrequited love is a common theme in literature and in life – what do you do when you love someone and the person doesn’t reciprocate? Korede is forced to look on as her friend, who also happens to be the man of her dreams, courts her sister. This song would be a perfect accompaniment to the chapter titled SCRUBS.

2. Whitney Houston, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”: In the chapter titled DANCING, Ayoola is rocking to this song. I love to dance with this song, I think it is one of the best songs to dance to, especially if you have no rhythm! You don’t need it!

3. Pentatonix, “Hallelujah”: This cover is one of my favourite versions of this song. I believe it exemplifies the struggle between our very human desires and our quest to overcome our weaknesses and be the best we can be. And it soothes and serenades the ear. This song would be perfect for a montage of Ayoola leaving for Dubai with Gboyega, Korede calling her and trying to discover where she is, Tade with his head bowed waiting for his phone to ring (in the chapter named RESEARCH). But also, I love this song and would find a way to squeeze it into any and every playlist.

4. Lana del Rey, “Young and Beautiful”: Beauty was an important theme for me in my novel. Beauty and love are often intertwined in literature, in the arts, in life. Why this obsession with beauty, with youth?

5. Outkast, “Roses”: This song is about a woman who thinks far too much of herself and her beauty. Remind you of anyone? I have always enjoyed the sound, the playfulness, the uniqueness of this song and listening to it again, I was surprised at how apt it was.

6. Korede Bello, “Do Like That”: I really enjoy this jam. It is upbeat and sensual. I can imagine Tade and Ayoola dancing intimately to this song at her party in the chapter BIRTHDAY.

7. Emeli Sande, “Hurts”: I love this song for the chapter SECRET. It is a song that I believe illustrates Korede’s emotions. The first line says, Baby, I'm not made of stone, it hurts, and in many respects Korede’s feelings and emotions are overlooked by the people around her, even those who claim to love her.

8. Nina Simone, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”: I think this song would work well in either the first chapter BLEACH or the chapter BROKEN.

9. Kiana Lede, “I Choose You”: I know this is a love song, but I believe it illustrates the relationship between Korede and Ayoola, especially towards the end of the novel. And it is perfect for the chapter TRUTH.

10. Kendrick Lamar ft Rihanna, “Loyalty”: Let’s wrap up the novel with this song. Read the last line and immediately press play on this song!

11. Ariana Grande, “Thank You, Next”: This. This song was just released (November, 2018), and I had to add it to the playlist. It is perfect and apt. And Ariana isn’t talking about murdering her boyfriends; but she could be. This song would be another cool track to play at the end of the novel.


Oyinkan Braithwaite and My Sister, the Serial Killer links:

excerpts from the book

Minneapolis Star Tribune review
New York Times review
Publishers Weekly review
Washington Post review

NPR Books profile of the author
Vulture essay by the author


also at Largehearted Boy:

Support the Largehearted Boy website

Largehearted Boy List of Online "Best Books of 2018" Lists

Book Notes (2015 - ) (authors create music playlists for their book)
Book Notes (2012 - 2014) (authors create music playlists for their book)
Book Notes (2005 - 2011) (authors create music playlists for their book)
my 11 favorite Book Notes playlist essays

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics highlights)
guest book reviews
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)
Shorties (daily music, literature, and pop culture links)
Soundtracked (composers and directors discuss their film's soundtracks)
weekly music release lists


"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - December 17th

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

Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists.

See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2018 music lists.

Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these.


Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists:


The Ancient Gaming Noob (books)
The Art of Reading (favorite books)
The Bad Mommy Diaries (best books)
The Big Issue (best kids books)
bookwormmuse (top standalone books)
BuzzFeed (best books)
Cat Rose (best books)
Catholic Herald (best spiritual books)
Chaos & Carry-ons (favorite books)
Chicago Review of Books (best books)
The Daily Signal (top conservative books)
Deep Dish (best books)
Elizabeth Avedon Journal (best photography books)
Forbes (tech CEOs' favorite books)
General Mick Ryan (war books)
GQ (best books)
Helping Writers Become Authors (top books)
Inside Housing (best housing books)
Irish Independent (best books)
Irish Times (best cookbooks)
Kirkus Reviews (best indie book lists)
Losing the Busyness (top books)
MindBodyGreen (most addictive novels & memoirs)
National Review (books)
Peter D Hughes (top books)
Ryan Holiday (best books)
Tia Lee (top books)
Way Too Fantasy (favorite books)
Wendy Perron (notable dance books)
When Life Reminds You of a Book (nonfiction books)
Wine Blog (top wine and spirits books)
The Wing to Heaven (top educational books)


also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "Best Books of 2018" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2017" 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

2018 Year-End Online Music Lists
2017 Year-End Online Music Lists
2016 Year-End Online Music Lists
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

other lists at Largehearted Boy
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
musician/author interviews


Shorties (An Excerpt from Samanta Schweblin's New Collection, An Interview with Jessica Hopper, and more)

Samanta Schweblin

The Atlantic shared an excerpt from Samanta Schweblin's new story collection Mouthful of Birds.


The New York Times interviewed Jessica Hopper about her new book, Night Moves.


56 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation Wednesday (bringing the total to 960), including Librairie Drawn & Quarterly’s best books in translation, The Feminist Press at CUNY’s best books, the New York Post’s most unforgettable books, and Kenny Coble’s best books.


Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end Music lists (updated daily).


December's best eBook deals

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

The World as I See It by Albert Einstein


Stream a track by Jay Som.


BOMB interviewed author Christopher Zeischegg.


Stream a previously unreleased M.I.A. song.


PEN interviewed author Susan Bernhard.


Verily shared a playlist of classical Christmas music.


The Creative Independent interviewed singer-songwriter Roseanne Cash.


Shelf Awareness interviewed author Matthew Binder.


NYCTaper shared a recording of a recent live performance by Ryley Walker.


Tom Barbash discussed his novel The Dakota Winters with Weekend Edition.


Stream and/or purchase You Can Sing Me Anything: A Tribute To 69 Love Songs.


The New Yorker interviewed Mary Gaitskill abut her story in this week's issue.


Stream a new Juliana Hatfield song.


BrooklynVegan shared several new holiday songs.



also at Largehearted Boy:

Support Largehearted Boy

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

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


December 16, 2018

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - December 16th, 2018

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores.


Insomnia

Insomnia by Marina Benjamin

This slim, beguiling memoir of sleeplessness from award-winning memoirist Marina Benjamin comes with ringing endorsements from leading lights of contemporary creative nonfiction like Deborah Levy and Olivia Laing. Told in short, restless paragraphs reminiscent of Maggie Nelson or Anne Carson, Insomnia elegantly anatomizes how wakefulness warps and deforms reality. Levy writes: “The brightest star in this erudite, nocturnal reverie in search of lost seep is the beauty of the writing itself.”


Seasonal Associate

Seasonal Associate by Heike Geissler

New from Semiotext(e), Seasonal Associate is the first literary account of corporate flextime employment, in which German author Heike Geissler takes a seasonal job at the Amazon Order Fulfillment center in Leipzig. Intended as a stopgap measure to supplement her meagre income as a freelance writer, Giessler’s sojourn soon becomes a descent into brutality and humiliation. Chronicling her unwitting internalization of the dynamics of precarious work, Seasonal Associate is an essential document of labour in the era of megacorporate domination.


How Long ‘til Black Future Month?

How Long ‘til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin

N.K. Jemison is one of the foremost speculative fiction authors of our time -- the first to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards -- and this is her first short story collection, which includes Hugo-award-winning story “The City, Born Great” along with several previously unpublished stories. In these tales, monsters and spirits stalk New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a utopian alien society studies our mistakes, and a Black mother in the Jim Crow South works to save her daughter from a fairy’s dangerous promises.


Unclay

Unclay by T.F. Powys

Hailed as a forgotten genius, British writer T.F. Powys (1875-1953, brother of the somewhat better-known John Cowper Powys) is getting the reissue treatment from New Directions. In this mordant fable, Death arrives at a small village but, upon losing his official documents, is freed to enjoy a summer holiday in bucolic Dorsetshire. It’s a witty, metaphysical farce comparable to Swift, Twain, and Austen -- high literature that’s also fine entertainment.


The Storm

The Storm by Tomás González

From consistently reliable Archipelago Books comes a darkly elemental novel from Colombian author Tomás González. Set in a Colombian seaside village, a father drags his two sons on a fishing trip despite a burgeoning storm, whose violence is matched by the boys’ bubbling contempt for their father’s delusions of grandeur. Alternately contemplative and monstrous, The Storm is a tale of gripping suspense, rippling with hidden depths.


Librairie Drawn & Quarterly links:

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly's blog
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Facebook page
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Tumblr
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Twitter


also at Largehearted Boy:

Support the Largehearted Boy website

other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)


"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - December 16th

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

Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists.

See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2018 music lists.

Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these.


Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists:


2 Women, So Many Books (top books)
Another Long Weekend (best books)
Anyaconda (top books)
ANZ LitLovers LitBlog (best Australian and New Zealand books)
At the Stroke of the Pen (notable books)
Black Perspectives (best black history books)
Book Depository (best books)
Bookish Laura (favourite books)
Bug Bug (top books)
By Melissa (top books)
Carti Cu Colti (books)
Catholic Culture (best books)
Catholic World Report (favorite books)
Christianity Today (notable Christian books)
Emily P. Freeman (top books)
Feminist Press (best books)
Five Books (best comics)
FSG (favorite books)
Guardian (best children's books)
Guardian (best food books)
Irish Times (bet poetry books)
Jocelyn Is Wrong (favorite books)
Kenny Coble (best books)
Kenosha News (favorite books)
Librairie Drawn and Quarterly (best books in translation)
Litzy Ditz (favorite books)
Luxembourg Times (best books)
Mega City Comics (top graphic novels)
Michigan Live (favorite Michigan books)
New York Post (most unforgettable books)
NJ.com (best books by New Jersey authors)
North Shore News (best British Columbia books)
A Novel Sisterhood (best books)
Penn GSE (best books for young readers)
Perspective of a Writer (best books)
The Points Guy (great travel coffee table books)
Popsugar (best books written by black women)
Read It or Weep (top books)
Refinery29 (favourite books)
Sam Read's Books Blog - Elaine (favourite books)
Sam Read's Books Blog - Gill (favourite books)
Sam Read's Books Blog - Kim (favourite books)
Sam Read's Books Blog - Will (favourite books)
Seattle Times (best nonfiction)
Sinead Crowley (best books)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (favorite books)
Strong Towns (best books)
Susan Fish (top books)
Tecsielity (favorite books)
This Is Hell! (favorite books)
Thomas Tunguz (best books)
Toronto Star (top books)
Vulture (best sci-fi and fantasy books)
Washed Wanderer (top books)
A Word of Dreams (favorite books)
Writer's Bone (best books)


also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "Best Books of 2018" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2017" 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

2018 Year-End Online Music Lists
2017 Year-End Online Music Lists
2016 Year-End Online Music Lists
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

other lists at Largehearted Boy
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
musician/author interviews


December 14, 2018

"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - December 14th

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

Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists.

Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these.


Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists:


African Arguments (must-read African books)
Australian Financial Review (best books)
Beth Fish Reads (best books)
BN Teen Blog (YA authors' favorite books)
Book Riot (children's books)
Books Real When Shared (top books)
Boston Globe (books)
BuzzFeed (most beautiful book covers)
CBC (best Canadian nonfiction)
CBC (best Canadian poetry books)
Celebrate Science (favorite STEM books)
Cliches & Coffee (top books)
Coffee, Classics, and Craziness (awesome books)
Comeback (best comic books)
Counterpunch (best books)
Creative Bloq (favorite children's books)
CrimeReads (best crime and mystery debuts)
Evening Standard (best children's books)
Evening Standard (best children's books)
Evening Standard (best gardening books)
Flavorwire (best books)
Glamour (best books)
The Gospel Coalition (best books)
Grub Street (best cookbooks)
Hyperallergic (best graphic novels)
Jezebel (favorite books)
KGNU (best books)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly - Arizona O'Neill (best books)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly - Eli Tareq (best books)
Longreads (books)
Military Times (military books)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Carol E, Barrowman (books)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Jim Higgins (books)
Modern Hiker (favorite books)
The New Dork Review of Books (favorite books)
New York Times (best art books)
Paste (best nonfiction books)
Prospect (history books)
Prospect (science books)
Publishers Weekly (authors' top books)
PureWow (cookbooks)
Rabih Alameddine (novels)
Rachaelic (top books)
Renee Emerson (favorite books)
Riding Westward (best books)
Roachie's Reviews (favourite non-fiction books)
San Francisco Chronicle (top style books)
Sarah's Book Shelves (best books)
The Spinoff (best novels)
That's Normal (best books)
Today (authors' best books)
Trish Talks Texts (best books)
UhlenPoker (favorite books)
Vulture (best comedy books)
Wandersouls (best books)
WBUR (best cookbooks)
Weird Zeal (top books)


also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "Best Books of 2018" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2017" 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

2018 Year-End Online Music Lists
2017 Year-End Online Music Lists
2016 Year-End Online Music Lists
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

other lists at Largehearted Boy
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
musician/author interviews


Shorties (An Interview with Guy Gunaratne, David Byrne's Protest Music Playlist, and more)

Guy Gunaratne

Guy Gunaratne discussed his novel In Our Mad and Furious City with Longreads.


David Byrne shared a playlist of protest songs.


38 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation Wednesday (bringing the total to 847), including BuzzFeed’s best YA books, CrimeReads’ best crime novels, Electric Literature’s best nonfiction books, & World Literature Today’s notable translations .


Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end Music lists (updated daily).


December's best eBook deals

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

Lovecraft's Monsters by Ellen Datlow
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor


Stream a new song by Free Cake For Every Creature.


Psychology Today examined the health and sleep benefits of music.


The Oxford American features a new essay by Leesa Cross-Smith.


Stream reworks of two Julianna Barwick songs.


Deborah Levy discussed books and reading at the Guardian.


Kurt Vile visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


The Rumpus interviewed author Paige Cooper.


Stream a new song by Julian Lynch.


The OTHERPPL podcast interviewed author Anita Felicelli.


The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle shared his favorite albums of the year at Merge Records.



also at Largehearted Boy:

Support Largehearted Boy

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

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


December 13, 2018

Essential and Interesting 2018 Year-End Music Lists

The Largehearted Boy List of Essential and Interesting 2018 Year-End Music Lists

I will aggregate essential and most interesting "best of 2018" year-end music lists as I have for the past twelve years, and update this post regularly.

See also: Largehearted Boy's Online "Best Books of 2018".

Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support the website and posts like these, as well as author playlists, daily book & music news, and much more.


The A.V. Club (best metal albums)
Alt.Latino (best music)
American Songwriter (top songs)
Atlantic (best albums)
Aquarium Drunkard (music)
Bandcamp (best albums)
Billboard (best songs)
The Bitter Southerner (best Southern albums)
Complex UK (best songs)
Consequence of Sound (top songs)
Dazed (best albums)
Decibel (top albums)
Drowned in Sound (best reverb, delay, drone, and distortion albums)
Drowned in Sound (favourite albums)
FACT (best albums)
The FADER (best songs)
Flood (best albums)
Gorilla Vs. Bear (albums)
Gorilla Vs. Bear (songs)
Guardian (top songs)
Happy (best Australian music blogs)
The Line of Best Fit (best songs)
MOJO (top albums)
New York Times (best songs)
New Yorker (best albums)
New Yorker (favorite songs)
Nialler9 (best albums)
NME (albums)
Noisey (best albums)
Noisey (best songs)
NPR Music (best albums)
OkayAfrica (Best Ghanaian songs)
Paste (best albums)
Paste (best folk albums)
Paste (best jazz albums)
Paste (best songs)
Pitchfork (best albums)
Pitchfork (best experimental albums)
Pitchfork (best rock albums)
Pitchfork (best songs)
PopMatters (best music lists)
The Quietus (best songs from new weird Britain)
The Quietus (best reissues)
Remezcla (best electronic & experimental songs)
Resident Advisor (best albums)
The Ringer (best songs)
Rolling Stone (best albums)
Rolling Stone (best songs)
Routes & Branches (favorite albums)
Slate (best albums)
SPIN (best albums)
Stereogum (best albums)
Stereogum (best and worst cover songs)
Stereogum (best electronic albums)
Stereogum (best music videos)
Stereogum (best new bands)
Stereogum (great EPs)
Treble (overlooked albums)
Uncut (top albums)
Vulture (Christmas albums)


also at Largehearted Boy:

2017 Year-End Online Music Lists
2016 Year-End Online Music Lists
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 2018" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2017" 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
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
musician/author interviews


Shorties (A Profile of Sigrid Nunez, A Profile of Jessica Pratt, and more)

Sigrid Nunez

The New York Times profiled author Sigrid Nunez.


Rolling Stone profiled singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt.


38 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total to 847), including BuzzFeed’s best YA books, CrimeReads’ best crime novels, Electric Literature’s best nonfiction books, & World Literature Today’s notable translations .


December's best eBook deals

eBook on sale for $1.99 today:

The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy.


The Talkhouse podcast interviewed Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Brad Phillips.


Silver Jews frontman Dave Berman is starting a new band.


The Rumpus interviewed author Adam Nemett.


The Creative Independent interviewed author Jason Reynolds.


Guernica interviewed author Tyrese Coleman.


Stream a new song by Thelma.


Entropy interviewed author James Reich.


Greg Dulli covered "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."



also at Largehearted Boy:

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Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
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weekly music release lists


December 12, 2018

"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - December 12th

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

Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists.

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Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists:


The Archive (best history books)
Bloomberg (best books)
The Book Decoder (best mystery, crime, and thriller books)
Brightly (middle grade books)
BuzzFeed (best YA books)
Carly Mitchell (top books)
CBC (best Canadian fiction)
Chicago Review of Books (best poetry books)
Code Switch (books)
Colin Pantall (best books)
Conversations Book Club (best fiction books)
CrimeReads (best crime novels)
Electric Literature (best nonfiction books)
Five Books (best history books)
Fully Booked (best books)
The Good Men Project (best books)
Greater Good Magazine (favorite books)
Kansas City Library System (best books)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly - Kennedy (best books)
The Lineup (best horror books)
Literary Hub (best book covers)
Marie Claire (best books)
MindBodyGreen (best healthy cookbooks)
The Mosaic (best books)
Motorcycle.com (best books for motorcyclists)
Old Firehouse Books (top fiction)
Psychology Today - The Clarity (best psychology books)
Serious Eats (favorite books for food lovers)
The Spinoff (best non-fiction books)
The Start of Bookbuyer's Adventure Into Blogging (favorite books)
Style at Home (favorite books)
The Sweet Wanderlust (favorite books)
Symmetry (physics books)
Tam the Med Bookie (best books)
TripFiction (top books)
Vancouver Is Awesome (best books by Vancouver authors)
World Literature Today (notable translations)
ZEPP FM 013 (top books)


also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "Best Books of 2018" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2017" 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

2017 Year-End Online Music Lists
2016 Year-End Online Music Lists
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

other lists at Largehearted Boy
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
musician/author interviews


Shorties (Tommy Orange Awarded the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, Tegan and Sara's Forthcoming Memoir, and more)

There There

Tommy Oranges There There has been awarded the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.


Tegan and Sara memoir, High School, will be published next fall.


55 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation Saturday (bringing the total to 809), including Book Riot’s best books, the New York Times' best poetry collections, and the Washington Post’s best cookbooks


December's best eBook deals

eBook on sale for $2.99 today:

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Stream a new American Football song.


CLASH interviewed author Megan Boyle.


Mothers played an in-studio set at Paste.


Town and Country recommend December's best books.


Guardian writers recommended holiday music.


Esquire previewed 2019's most anticipated books.


Darlene Love discussed her favorite Christmas songs at Rolling Stone.


Book Riot previewed 2019 books by Muslim authors.


Stream a new Amanda Palmer song.


The Guardian listed the best fictional booksellers.


Mercury Rev and Hope Sandoval covered Bobbie Gentry's "Big Boss Man."


Forbes listed the world's highest paid authors.


Book Riot recommended books about sex work and feminism.



also at Largehearted Boy:

Support Largehearted Boy

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

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


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