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December 15, 2016

Shorties (The New York Times' Top Books of the Year, The Most Anticipated Albums of 2017, and more)

The New York Times listed the top books of the year.

Stereogum listed 2017's most anticipated albums.

41 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number to 764), including the New Yorker staff's books of the year, FourFourTwo's best soccer books, the Chicago Tribune's books of the year, and the Progressive's favorite books.

See also:

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

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

Brix Smith Start discussed her favorite albums with The Quietus.

Poets & Writers featured ten poets with debut collections in 2016.

Stereogum interviewed singer-songwriter Julia Byrne.

Patti Smith shared her experience covering a Bob Dylan song at the Nobel Prize for Literature ceremony at the New Yorker.

Stream a new Spoon song.

WIRED is dedication its January 2017 issue to science fiction.

Stream a new holiday song by Natalie Prass.

Signature interviewed author Kate Bornstein.

Stream a new GEMS song.

The New Yorker profiled author Eliot Weinberger.

The Florence Times Daily interviewed Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers.

Literary Hub shared Pedro Almodovar's forward to the book Julieta: Three Stories that Inspired the Movie.

FasterLouder recommended holiday songs.

Jeanette Winterson examined the allure of Christmas stories at Omnivoracious.

Rolling Stone profiled the Bad Brains.

Bookworm interviewed author Rabih Alameddine.

All Things Considered examined the state of the album in 2016.

Flavorwire interviewed author Sarah Sweeney.

Stream two new Eskimeaux songs.

Otherppl interviewed author Jason Diamond.

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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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