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July 3, 2017

Shorties (The Best Books of 2017 So Far, The Best Albums of 2017 So Far, and more)

The A.V. Club listed the best books of 2017 (so far).


The Quietus, Pigeons & Planes, the Guardian, and The Vinyl Factory, listed the best albums of 2017 so far.


eBooks on sale for $1.13 today:

After Henry by Joan Didion

eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

The Birthday of the World by Ursula K. Le Guin
Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
The Coral Sea by Patti Smith
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
Journey to the End of the Night by Celine
Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
Peony by Pearl S. Buck
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby, Jr.
The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie
Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
John Crow's Devil by Marlon James
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth

eBooks on sale for $3.99 today:

Every Kind of Wanting by Gina Frangello
How the World Works by Noam Chomsky
The Hunters by James Salter
Sam Shepard: A Life by John Winters


Pitchfork and BrooklynVegan listed the best metal albums of 2017 (so far).


Literary Hub shared excerpt from Karin Tidbeck’s novel Amatka.


Jerry Garcia's daughter was interviewed at Reddit.


Men in Blazers interviewed author Jim Shepard.


"A sci-fi tap dance opera set to the music of David Bowie."


Eugene Lim talked to the Karita Review about his novel Dear Cyborgs.


Stream a new Hiss Golden Messenger song.


Harper's Bazaar and Literary Hub recommended July's best new books.


The A.V. Club previewed July's best new albums.


PBS Newshour recommended books that explain America's complex history.


NPR Music is streaming the new Broken Social Scene album, Hug of Thunder.


Bustle recommended July's best new nonfiction and fiction books.


The Washington City Paper interviewed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.


Matthew Klam talked to Weekend Edition about his new novel Who Is Rich?.


Stream a new Neil Young song.


Vulture recommended July's best comics.


Folk musicians talked to All Things Considered about the future of protest music.


Book Riot listed the best comics of the year so far.


Gorilla Vs. Bear shared a playlist of June's best new music.


+972 profiled authors Ayelet Waldman and Micheal Chabon.


Deafheaven's George Clarke listed his favorite metal albums at Rolling Stone.


The New Yorker interviewed Hye-young Pyun about her story in this week's issue.


Stereogum reconsidered Radiohead's OK Computer album, released twenty years ago.


Jessie Chaffee recommended books on ecstatically mad women at Literary Hub.


The Quietus recapped June's best new music.


Playboy interviewed author Alissa Nutting.


Drowned in Sound interviewed singer-songwriter Julien Baker.


Authors discussed the books that helped them come out at the Guardian.


Pitchfork listed 2017's best overlooked albums.


Granta interviewed author Toni Morrison.


Pitchfork profiled the band Broken Social Scene.


The Guardian shared an excerpt from Roxane Gay's memoir Hunger.



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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
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)
weekly music release lists


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