Critical Linking: February 5th, 2014


100 Book to Read in a Lifetime: A Bucket List to Create a Well-Read Life

Interesting to compare this list from Amazon did with something similar I did awhile ago.


Every person who chooses to read books by women this year is a victory, no matter to whom go the spoils. Their money chips away at a book advance and helps convince an editor that she made the right call. Their online reviews give a young marketing assistant something to talk about in her next big meeting. Each reader is a small voice saying, what you have to contribute is important, what you have to say matters.

Whether you intend it or not, every reading choice you make contributes to what the world of books looks like.


Stephen King has a new novel scheduled to hit bookshelves in June.

Dubbed Mr. Mercedes, the upcoming novel from Scribner is a thriller set in a Midwestern town whose citizens are suffering from unemployment.

The guy is a machine.



Sign up for our newsletter to have the best of Book Riot delivered straight to your inbox every week. No spam. We promise.

To keep up with Book Riot on a daily basis, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, , and subscribe to the Book Riot podcast in iTunes or via RSS. So much bookish goodness–all day, every day.

Sign up to Today In Books to receive daily news and miscellany from the world of books
By signing up you agree to our Terms of Service
Get the New Release Index, our curated calendar of upcoming new books, with Book Riot Insiders: