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November 2, 2016

Shorties (November's Best Books, The Best Bands of 2016, and more)

Entertainment Weekly and Vol. 1 Brooklyn previewed November's new books.


Stereogum listed the best bands of 2016.


Yesterday I started my annual aggregation of online "best books of 2016" Lists at Largehearted Boy.


Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy
And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer
Black Sun by Edward Abbey
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
Collected Stories by Frank O'Connor
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s by Peter Doggett
The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
The Sisters Brothers by Patric deWitt
Speak by Louisa Hall
The Trouble with Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster
Dirty Blvd.: The Life and Music of Lou Reed by Aidan Levy
Gone With the Mind by Mark Leyner
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Hidden Letters of Velta B. by Gina Ochsner
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
We Are Water by Wally lamb

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
The Color Purple Collection: The Color Purple, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker


Tin House interviewed author Kelly Luce.

Joyland shared an excerpt from Luce's debut novel Pull Me Under.


Warpaint's Emily Kokal talked to The Line of Best Fit about the band's new album Heads Up.


Literary Hub interviewed author David James Poissant.


Consequence of Sound listed the top rock and roll solo albums.


The Guardian profiled author Jay McInerney.


Composer Yann Tiersen discussed his favorite albums with The Quietus.


The Rumpus interviewed author D. Foy.


V Magazine profiled Grimes' Claire Boucher.


The Telegraph interviewed author Tom Wolfe.


Stream a new Moon Duo song.


The New Statesman interviewed author Paul Beatty.


Stream David Bazan's rendition of "Silent Night."


Ebook on sale for $1.99 today: Stephen King's novel Joyland.


Paste profiled singer-songwriters Billy Bragg and Joe Henry.


Bustle recommended November's best fiction and nonfiction books.


All Things Considered interviewed Phil Collins about his new memoir Not Dead Yet.


Flavorwire interviewed author Brit Bennett.


Vice previewed November's best music, books, and movies.


Author Warren Ellis talked breakfast with Extra Crispy.


Paste recapped October's best albums.


Literary Hub recommended books by Polish women that should be translated into English.


Flavorwire previewed November's music releases.


Electric Literature interviewed author Elissa Washuta.



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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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