The List List

The List List #38

Our weekly round-up of the best bookish lists floating around the internet.

at Least Helpful, The 10 Least Helpful Reviews of 2012: Part I and Part II

at Tin House, Important Writers Who Don’t Live in New York City

at Mental Floss, 12 Letters That Didn’t Make the Alphabet

at BookPage, 25 Best Book Jackets of 2012

at Melville House, 12 Christmas Stories That Don’t Suck

at Guernica Magazine, Independent Booksellers’ Favorite Books of the Year

at The New York Times, Michiko Kakutani’s 10 Favorite Books of 2012

at The Guardian, The 10 Best Books with Teenage Narrators

at Ms. Magazine, 5 Feminist Footnotes to Jane Austen

at NPR Books, 3 Books to Read Before the End of the World

at, Reviewers’ Choice: Best Books of 2012

at LitReactor, 6 Ways You’re Molesting Your Metaphors

at Publishers Weekly, The Bestselling Books of 2012 from Apple’s iBookstore

at, 10 Writing Tips from Renowned Authors

at Shortlist, 50 Best Literary Insults


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