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December 30, 2015

Shorties (The Year's Top Literary Stories, 2016's Most Anticipated Albums, and more)

Literary Hub listed the year's top literary stories.

Consequence of Sound previewed 2016's most anticipated albums.

32 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation on Monday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,456), including the New York Post's favorite books and THE WEEK's best fiction and nonfiction.

See also:

Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2015 year-end music lists.

eBooks on sale today:

Five David Foster Wallace titles: Infinite Jest, The Pale King, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Oblivion, and Girl with Curious Hair.

Dazed listed authors and publishers to watch in 2016.

Gorilla vs. Bear is streaming a mix of December's best songs.

The Stranger recommended podcasts every writer should listen to.

All Things Considered examined how the role of editor has changed over the years.

The Guardian shared a music playlist of 2015's best experimental music.

Entertainment Weekly previewed 2016's most anticipated books.

Wayne Coyne reminisced with Paste about the Flaming Lips album Clouds Taste Metallic.

The Hollywood Reporter and Vox previewed 2016's best comics.

All Things Considered profiled the band Melodika, which is made up of Burundian refugees.

Flavorwire listed depictions of New Year's Eve in literature.

eBooks on sale today:

American Meteor by Norman Lock
Being Dead by Jim Crace
The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno
The Brink by Austin Bunn
The Changeling by Kenzaburo Oe
The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida
Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe
Fates Worse Than Death by Kurt Vonnegut
The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
Man V. Nature by Diane Cook
Paulina & Fran by Rachel B. Glaser
The Prize by Jill Bialosky
The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson
The Summer He Didn't Die by Jim Harrison
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
White Horses by Alice Hoffman
Wild Decembers by Edna O'Brien

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists
Essential and Interesting 2015 Year-End Music Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
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)

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