December 9, 2017

"Best Books of 2017" Lists Update - December 9th

For the tenth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating regularly.

Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media list I have missed.

See also: Largehearted Boy's List of Essential and Interesting 2017 Year-End Music Lists.

Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support the website and posts like these.


Today's Update to the Online Year-end "Best of 2017" Book Lists:


1st Century Faith Today (top books)
Booksource Banter (best books for classroom libraries)
Brandon Colbert (best books)
Bustle (best poetry collections)
BuzzFeed (best fiction)
Cait Gordon (top books)
Caitlyn Kenney Smith (favorite books)
Chicago Tribune (books by women)
The Daily Beast (best coffee table books)
The Daily Beast (favorite books by women)
Esquire UK (best books)
Fountain Bookstore (best books)
gCaptain (best nautical books)
Good Food (favorite cookbooks)
Irish News (best books for gardeners)
Irish Times (best books)
Irish Times (best children's and YA books)
Irish Times (best sports books)
Kate's Kairos (best books)
Kenny Coble (favorite books)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly - Saelan (books)
Lonsdale // Composition (book lists)
Maclean's (best books)
The Mission (favorite books)
Ms. Elizabeth (best books)
The New Daily (best cookbooks)
OODA Loop (best security, business, and technology books)
Postcolonialism and its Discontents (favourite books)
Publishers Weekly (authors' favorite books)
Quartzy (aggregated best fiction & nonfiction books from major lists)
Samabookutopia (favorite books)
The Sunday Herald (best books for children and teens)
The Sunday Herald (best film books)
The Sunday Herald (best music books)
The Tablet (books of the year)
The Vinyl Factory (best music books)
Wall Street Journal (best children's books)
Wall Street Journal (best fiction and nonfiction)


also at Largehearted Boy:

updates to the lists of "Best Books of 2017" list

Online "Best Books of 2017" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2015" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists

2017 Online Year-end Music Lists
2016 Online Year-end Music Lists
2015 Online Year-end Music Lists
2014 Online Year-end Music Lists
2013 Online Year-end Music Lists
2012 Online Year-end Music Lists
2011 Online Year-end Music Lists
2010 Online Year-end Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Music Lists
2009 Online Year-end Music Lists
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists
2007 Online Year-end Music Lists
2006 Online Year-end Music Lists
other lists at Largehearted Boy

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (comics recommendations)
Book Notes (authors create music 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)

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December 8, 2017

"Best Books of 2017" Lists Update - December 8th

For the tenth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating regularly.

Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media list I have missed.

See also: Largehearted Boy's List of Essential and Interesting 2017 Year-End Music Lists.

Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support the website and posts like these.


Today's Update to the Online Year-end "Best of 2017" Book Lists:


Bajira! (top books)
Book Riot (best epigraphs)
Boston Globe (best children's and YA books)
Chicago Review of Books (best poetry books)
Daily Mail (best animal interest books)
Daily Utah Chronicle (top books)
Editor Says (favorite books)
Entertainment Weekly (best books)
flojoeasydetox (favorite books)
Globe and Mail (best business books)
Graphic Policy (list of comics & graphic novel lists)
Greater Good Magazine (favorite books)
HuffPost (best business books)
Jenna and Her Things (favourite books)
The Loud Library Lady (most memorable books)
Paste (best novels)
Rereadability (favorite books)
Rolling Stone (best music books)
The Rumpus (poetry collections)
Tablet (best Jewish children's books)
Thinking Through Our Fingers (favorite books)
The Times (best coffee table books)


also at Largehearted Boy:

updates to the lists of "Best Books of 2017" list

Online "Best Books of 2017" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2015" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists

2017 Online Year-end Music Lists
2016 Online Year-end Music Lists
2015 Online Year-end Music Lists
2014 Online Year-end Music Lists
2013 Online Year-end Music Lists
2012 Online Year-end Music Lists
2011 Online Year-end Music Lists
2010 Online Year-end Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Music Lists
2009 Online Year-end Music Lists
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists
2007 Online Year-end Music Lists
2006 Online Year-end Music Lists
other lists at Largehearted Boy

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (comics recommendations)
Book Notes (authors create music 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)

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This Week's Interesting Music Releases - December 8th, 2017

To the Outside of Everything

The compilation To the Outside of Everything: Story of UK Post-Punk 1977-1981 looks fascinating.

Archival releases include Bob Dylan's The Legendary Broadcasts: 1985-1993, Bruce Springsteen's Acoustic Radio Broadcast Collection, and vinyl editions of three Beastie Boys albums (Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, The In Sound From Way Out, and To The 5 Boroughs).

What new releases are you streaming or plan to pick up this week?

This week's interesting music releases:


The Album Leaf: An Orchestrated Rise To Fall (reissue) [vinyl]
Alexandre Desplat: The Shape of Water
Barbra Streisand: The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic!
Beastie Boys: Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (reissue) [vinyl]
Beastie Boys: The In Sound From Way Out (reissue) [vinyl]
Beastie Boys: To The 5 Boroughs (reissue) [vinyl]
Belle and Sebastian: How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1)
Bob Dylan: The Legendary Broadcasts: 1985-1993
Bob Dylan: Love and Theft (reissue) [vinyl]
Brandi Carlile: Live At Benaroya Hall With The Seattle Symphony [vinyl]
Bruce Springsteen: Acoustic Radio Broadcast Collection
Chris Thile: Thanks For Listening
Danny Elfman: Justice League (soundtrack)
Jim James: Tribute to 2
Luke Bryan: What Makes You Country
The Residents: Santa Dog (reissue) [vinyl]
Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks: 40th Anniversary (reissue)
The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma: The Vietnam War
Sufjan Stevens: The Greatest Gift [vinyl]
Thom Yorke: Tomorrow's Modern Boxes (reissue) [vinyl]
Various Artists: BoJack Horseman Music from the Netflix Original Series [vinyl]
Various Artists: Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen [vinyl]
Various Artists: Sunday in the Park with George: 2017 Broadway Cast Recording
Various Artists: To the Outside of Everything: Story of UK Post-Punk 1977-1981 (5-CD box set)


also at Largehearted Boy:

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weekly music release lists

Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
Shorties (daily book and music news and links)
Soundtracked (composers and directors discuss their film's soundtracks)

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Shorties (Literary-Inspired Drinks, Stream R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People Documentary, and more)

Food + Wine examined the new trend of literary-inspired drinks.


Stream R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People 25th anniversary documentary.


37 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 615) , including The New York Times' critics best books lists, The Economist's books of the year, the Chicago Review of Books' best nonfiction books, and the Portland Press Herald's best vegan cookbooks.


Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2017 music lists, updated daily.


Stream Kazuo Ishiguro's lecture upon receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature.


Vulture interviewed jazz great Sonny Rollins.


Hazlitt has a new essay by Tommy Pico.


Flavorwire shared a music playlist of odd Christmas songs.


Barrelhouse interviewed poet Joanna C. Valente.


Paste examined the continued relevance (and reissues) of the band Big Star.


Alex Higley recommended essential books about the American West at Publishers Weekly.


Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Turkish author Elif Shafak discussed her novel Three Daughters Of Eve with Morning Edition.


Stream a new Loch Lomond song.


Charmaine Craig discussed her novel Miss Burma with Bookworm.


Splice Today listed the worst Christmas songs.


R.I.P., author William H. Gass.


U.S. Girls covered "Blue Christmas."


The Creative Independent interviewed author Carmen Maria Machado.


Xylouris White visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


The Rumpus interviewed author Tom Stern.


Stream a new Belle & Sebastian song.


Chelsea Hodson shared a 13-year old interview with Joanna Newsom at The Fanzine.


Tracy Bonham sherd her favorite '90s songs at Rolling Stone.


Stream a new Buffalo Tom song.



also at Largehearted Boy:

Support Largehearted Boy

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

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December 7, 2017

"Best Books of 2017" Lists Update - December 7th

For the tenth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating regularly.

Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media list I have missed.

See also: Largehearted Boy's List of Essential and Interesting 2017 Year-End Music Lists.

Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support the website and posts like these.


Today's Update to the Online Year-end "Best of 2017" Book Lists:


Anna Jones (best food and cookery books)
The Babylon Bee (top books)
Berkeley Place (top comic books)
Book Geeks Anonymous (favorite books)
Book Riot (short story collections)
BookWitty (great translated books)
Chicago Review of Books (best nonfiction books)
Cookie Break (favourite indie books)
Cryptozoonews (top cryptozoology books)
Don't Mind the Mess (best books)
The Economist (books)
Forward (top cookbooks)
Georgia Straight (books by Vancouver authors)
HuffPost (best fiction)
The Information Store (best books)
The Jewish Chronicle (best Jewish cookbooks)
Jordan Lyons (favorite books)
Largehearted Boy (favorite nonfiction books)
Leah Sugarman (favorite books)
The Learning Spy (best books)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly - Kennedy (top books)
The Listener (best books)
London Evening Standard (best books about London)
London Evening Standard (best cookbooks)
London Evening Standard (best gardening books)
New York Public Library (best books)
New York Times (critics' favorite books)
Novel Novice (best middle grade song)
Paste (best young adult books)
Photobookstore Magazine (best photobook lists)
Portland Press Herald (best vegan cookbooks)
Poussin des Iles (books)
Seattle Times - Mary Ann Gwinn (favorite books)
A Simple Something (favourite books)
Stevereads (best reprints)
USA Today (books)
Woody Haut (favourite books)


also at Largehearted Boy:

updates to the lists of "Best Books of 2017" list

Online "Best Books of 2017" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2015" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists

2017 Online Year-end Music Lists
2016 Online Year-end Music Lists
2015 Online Year-end Music Lists
2014 Online Year-end Music Lists
2013 Online Year-end Music Lists
2012 Online Year-end Music Lists
2011 Online Year-end Music Lists
2010 Online Year-end Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Music Lists
2009 Online Year-end Music Lists
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists
2007 Online Year-end Music Lists
2006 Online Year-end Music Lists
other lists at Largehearted Boy

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (comics recommendations)
Book Notes (authors create music 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)

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Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - December 7, 2017

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores.


The Green Hand and Other Stories

The Green Hand and Other Stories
by Nicole Claveloux

This new NYRC collection offers us the first ever English translation of French artist Nicole Claveloux's 1970's surreal kooky out-of-this-world comics. Turn to this spectacular collection for talking plants, depressed birds, sassy babies, and the most amazing array of colours you can handle. To quote the artist, these stories are "smiles that bite."


Blood and Guts in High School

Blood and Guts in High School
by Kathy Acker

Following Chris Kraus' refreshing biography, After Kathy Acker, is this new anniversary edition of the book that propelled Acker into the mainstream. It's a raw and provocative story of a young girl finding her way through sex, travel, and dreams.


Ultraluminous

Ultraluminous
by Katherine Faw

Following along the same lines as Kathy Acker's interests, this new short novel is about money, sex, and power. It's a nihilistic yet seductive read of a call-girl's clients and routines. Intrigued?


Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Required reading for nations in denial about their preserved whiteness. This clear-eyed eloquent collection of essays gets straight to the root of the problem and the enormous misunderstandings on race continually perpetuated.


No Time to Spare

No Time to Spare
by Ursula K. Le Guin

Collecting the best of Le Guin's online writing, this new publication is a party mix of intimate thoughts and considerations. Each entry is warm and unexpected, touching on everything from children fan letters to the necessity of anger to exorcism.


Librairie Drawn & Quarterly links:

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly's blog
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Facebook page
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Tumblr
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Twitter


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other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)

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Shorties (Albertine Prize Finalists, New Music from Tune-Yards, and more)

The finalists for the 2018 Albertine Prize (French fiction translated into English) have been announced.


Stream a new Tune-Yards song.


44 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 578) , including including Entropy's best fiction, NYLON's favorite nonfiction books, The Root's best books by black authors, and Smithsonian's best science books.


Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2017 music lists, updated daily.


A new issue of The Scofield is available, titled "Kōbō Abe and Home."


The Dream Syndicate visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Hobart features new Ben Loory fiction.


All Songs Considered shared video of a recent Jeff Tweedy live set.


LitReactor recommended Caribbean writers.


Broken Social Scene covered Tom Waits's "I Don't Wanna Grow Up."


The Paris Review shared an excerpt from Ursula K. Le Guin's new book No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matter.


PopMatters interviewed Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin.


Marie Claire previewed 2018's best books.


Stream a new Caroline Rose song.


Owen King talked to the Guardian about co-writing Sleeping Beauties with his father.


Stream a new Nicolas Jaar song.


Vulture interviewed author Andre Aciman.


Stream a new Olden Yolk song.


Book Riot recapped November's best comics.


Stream a new song by Anna Von Hausswolff.


Literary Hub profiled author Sally Rooney.


Stream two new songs by Twin Peaks.


Roxane Gay discussed her work habits with Lifehacker.



also at Largehearted Boy:

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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

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December 6, 2017

Favorite Nonfiction of 2017

Largehearted Boy's Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2017


2017 was another great year for nonfiction, especially essay collections and memoirs.

These are the nonfiction books I have most recommended to family, friends, and everyone who has crossed my path this year (my personal metric for "favorite").

Where applicable, I have reposted my original short review.


Abandon Me

Abandon Me by Melissa Febos

Melissa Febos's memoir-in-essays Abandon Me is one of my favorite nonfiction books of the year, a lyrical and moving examination of love and loss.


Animals Strike Curious Poses

Animals Strike Curious Poses by Elena Passarello

Elena Passarello's new essay collection Animals Strike Curious Poses is a dazzling bestiary about animals famous in their time and humans' relationships with them.


The Art of Misdiagnosis

The Art of Misdiagnosis by Gayle Brandeis

Gayle Brandeis's memoir The Art of Misdiagnosis is moving and eloquently told.


Caca Dolce

Caca Dolce by Chelsea Martin

Chelsea Martin's essay collection Caca Dolce is filled with reminiscences funny, shocking, and totally relatable.


Hunger

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay's memoir Hunger is one of the smartest and most moving books I have read in years.


We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby

Samantha Irby's essay collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. is easily the funniest book I have read all year, and behind the humor are essential truths and wisdom.


also at Largehearted Boy:

online "best of 2017" book lists

Largehearted Boy favorite novels collections of 2017
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2017

Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2016
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2015
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2014
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2013
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2012
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2011
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2010
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2009
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2008

previous lists at Largehearted Boy
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comic Preview (weekly comics recommendations)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
LIbrairie Drawn and Quarterly Books of the week (weekly book recommendations)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews

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"Best Books of 2017" Lists Update - December 6th

For the tenth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating regularly.

Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media list I have missed.

See also: Largehearted Boy's List of Essential and Interesting 2017 Year-End Music Lists.

Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support the website and posts like these.


Today's Update to the Online Year-end "Best of 2017" Book Lists:


The A.V. Club (best comics)
Alex Segura (best books)
Atlanta Restaurant Scene (best cocktail books)
Baking Thad Books (top books)
The Berry (best books written by women)
The Book Loaner (top books)
Book of the Month Club (best books)
Book Riot (best queer books)
Bustle (best true crime books)
BuzzFeed (books)
BuzzFeed (YA books)
Chicago Review of Books (best fiction books)
Christchurch City Libraries (best New Zealand book covers)
Cleveland Plain Dealer (books on beer)
Compulsive Reader (authors' favorite books)
Crime Fiction Lover (authors' top book lists)
Dallas Observer (best books by Dallas authors)
DreadPennies USA (best books)
Entropy (best fiction books)
Esquire (favorite cookbooks)
Fiction Advocate (best books)
The Furnace (top books)
Gardenista (best books)
Imagination Soup (best children's chapter books)
Magnum Photos (photography books)
Natasha Lester (best books)
New York Times (readers' favorite books)
NYLON (favorite nonfiction books)
Paste (best comic books)
Raleigh News & Observer (best cookbooks)
Raves & Faves (favourite books)
Reading the Markets (best books)
The Root (best books by black authors)
Russell Moore (favorite books)
Sheridan Voysey (best books)
Smithsonian (best science books)
Susan Yoomin Im (favorite books)
Tao Lin (favorite books)
Think Theology (top books)
Tim Harford (best books to help us understand the world)
University Daily Kansan (best literary books)
Vulture (best books)
Wendell Brock (best cookbooks)
Wine Enthusiast (favorite wine, food, beer, and cocktail books)


also at Largehearted Boy:

updates to the lists of "Best Books of 2017" list

Online "Best Books of 2017" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2015" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists

2017 Online Year-end Music Lists
2016 Online Year-end Music Lists
2015 Online Year-end Music Lists
2014 Online Year-end Music Lists
2013 Online Year-end Music Lists
2012 Online Year-end Music Lists
2011 Online Year-end Music Lists
2010 Online Year-end Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Music Lists
2009 Online Year-end Music Lists
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists
2007 Online Year-end Music Lists
2006 Online Year-end Music Lists
other lists at Largehearted Boy

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (comics recommendations)
Book Notes (authors create music 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)

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Shorties (An Excerpt from Ursula K. Le Guin's New Book, Recommended Books for Music Lovers, and more)

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Ursula K. Le Guin's new book No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matter.


Pigeons and Planes recommended books for music lovers.


52 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 534) , including Bill Gates' best books, Kirkus Reviews' best teen books lists, The New York Times' best baking cookbooks, The Progressive Magazine's favorite books, and Vogue's best books.


Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2017 music lists, updated daily.


Amy P. Knight discussed her novel Lost, Almost with Vol. 1 Brooklyn.


Pitchfork reconsidered Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music album.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Malu Halasa's novel Mother of All Pigs.


Stream a new song by Blush.


Paste recommended December's best books.


Showsha profiled author Jeet Thayil.


The Rural Alberta Advantage visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Full Stop interviewed poet Jesús Carmona-Robles.


Stream a new Lionlimb song.


The OTHRPPL podcast interviewed author Bud Smith.


Stream Sufjan Stevens' new song, "Tonya Harding."


The Guardian examined the rise of a new generation of Asian American writers.


Stream a new Idle Empress song.


Anosh Irani shared writing tips at Granta.


Stream a 2017 BBC documentary about Tom Waits.


Eater's cookbook of the year is Julia Turshen's Feed the Resistance</em>.


Stream a new Strand of Oaks song.


Alexis Cheung shared her admiration for Maxine Hong Kingston at Catapult.


Stream a new Anna Burch song.



also at Largehearted Boy:

Support Largehearted Boy

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

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December 5, 2017

"Best Books of 2017" Lists Update - December 5th

For the tenth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating regularly.

Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media list I have missed.

See also: Largehearted Boy's List of Essential and Interesting 2017 Year-End Music Lists.

Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support the website and posts like these.


Today's Update to the Online Year-end "Best of 2017" Book Lists:


3:am (fictitious books of the year)
Ainsley Hope (favorite books)
Anvil Publishing (best books)
Australian Financial Review (best beautiful books)
Biblical Reasoning (favorite books)
Big Spud (favourite cookbooks)
Bill Gates (best books)
Bloomberg (best books)
BookPage (best mysteries and thrillers)
BookPage (best romance novels)
Bustle (best fiction books)
Chatelaine (favourite cookbooks)
Christchurch City Libraries (best book lists)
Christchurch City Libraries (children's book lists)
Christian Science Monitor (best books)
CLPE (favourite children's books)
The Coil (best books)
Daily Press (books)
Dead Good (authors' best crime novels)
Fingal Libraries (favourite books)
GQ (best books)
IGN (best comics lists)
Inc. (brilliant business books)
Iowa Public Radio (best children's books)
Kirkus (best contemporary teen reads)
Kirkus (best teen books with a touch of humor)
Kirkus (best teen fantasy)
Kirkus (best teen historical fiction)
Kirkus (best teen nonfiction)
Kirkus (best teen reads to tackle timely topics)
Kirkus (best teen romances)
Kirkus (best teen science fiction)
LCPL Teen Zine (top books)
Luna Luna (best books)
Mike Casey (favorite books)
New Statesman (best children's books)
New York Times (best baking cookbooks)
NPR Books (best book lists)
Patrick Bishop (best history books)
The Progressive (favorite books)
Readings - Nina Kenwood (books)
The Real Book Spy (best books)
Samantha Irby (books)
School Library Journal (top audiobooks)
Shockingly Delicious (cookbooks)
Telegraph (best drinks books)
The Times (top books)
Uproxx (best cookbooks)
Vogue (best books)
Westender (best books by Vancouver authors)
WhatCulture (best comic books)
Women.com (best books)


also at Largehearted Boy:

updates to the lists of "Best Books of 2017" list

Online "Best Books of 2017" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2015" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists

2017 Online Year-end Music Lists
2016 Online Year-end Music Lists
2015 Online Year-end Music Lists
2014 Online Year-end Music Lists
2013 Online Year-end Music Lists
2012 Online Year-end Music Lists
2011 Online Year-end Music Lists
2010 Online Year-end Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Music Lists
2009 Online Year-end Music Lists
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists
2007 Online Year-end Music Lists
2006 Online Year-end Music Lists
other lists at Largehearted Boy

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (comics recommendations)
Book Notes (authors create music 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)

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Shorties (VICE's Fiction Issue, The Rise and Fall of Last.fm, and more)

VICE's fiction issue includes stories and excerpts from Joyce Carol Oates, Tim Parks, Ottessa Moshfegh, David Shields, Alexia Arthurs, Jamie Quatro, Alena Graedon and much more.


Noisey examined the rise and fall of Last.fm.


29 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 482) , including The Guardian's best fiction and biographies, and The A.V. Club's favorite books.


Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2017 music lists, updated daily.


The Superstition Review interviewed author Jami Attenberg.


Stream a new song by the Bang On A Can All-Stars.


The New York Review of Books features new short fiction by J. M. Coetzee.


The band Django Django discussed its gear with Drowned in Sound.


Electric Literature recommended novels about the power of journalism.


Stream a remixed and remastered version of Jawbreaker's first demo.


Literary Hub interviewed author Samuel R. Delany.


Stream a new Miya Folick song.


The New Yorker examined the difference between the fiction and essays of Susan Sontag.


Stream a new song by Sorry.


BookPage recommended memoirs from women who have left cults or constricting family situations.


The band Luna visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Electric Literature listed the worst brats in literature.


Cults and Christopher Owens covered Hideouts' "I Got Your Message."


also at Largehearted Boy:

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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

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