Critical Linking: September 29th, 2014

 The must-read young adult fiction (YA) and best teen books released in 2014 so far. 

It really is astounding how diverse and good YA is.

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So why is the scholar Philip Weinstein, who has published critical studies of literary masters like William Faulkner, Marcel Proust and Franz Kafka, writing an in-depth study of the life and work of Jonathan Franzen?

Why? Because if you are going to troll the literary internet, really commit to it.

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We are thrilled to announce that the winners of this year’s National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest:

National. Book-Collecting. Contest.

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E-book sales accounted for 23% of unit sales in the first six months of 2014, according to Nielsen Books & Consumer’s latest survey of the nation’s book-buying behavior. Paperback remained the most popular format in the first half of the year, with a 42% share of unit sales. Hardcover’s share of units was just ahead of e-books, accounting for 25% of unit purchases.

Just the facts, ma’am.

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