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December 29, 2016

Shorties (The Biggest Literary Stories of 2016, The Top Protest Albums of the Year, and more)

Literary Hub is counting down the biggest literary stories of the year.

Shadowproof listed the top protest albums of 2016.

91 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy last yesterday (bringing the total number to 1,183), including Blake Butler's favorite books, the South China Morning Post's best Asian books, and The Week's best fiction & nonfiction lists.

See also:

Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting "best of 2016" music lists

Bustle shared reading recommendations for a more feminist 2017.

Crave listed 2017's most anticipated albums.

Rolling Stone listed the best avant garde albums of the year.

Harper's Bazaar previewed January's best new books.

Amanda Palmer discussed her Australian working visa with the Guardian.

Radio Times recommended books by and about the Bronte sisters.

Rolling Stone profiled singer-songwriter Margo Price.

CCM interviewed author and publisher Michael J Seidlinger.

Composer Olafur Arnalds talked food with Paste.

Nylon listed 2017's most anticipated 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

also at Largehearted Boy:

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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
Essential and Interesting Year-End 2016 Music 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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