Critical Linking for November 12th, 2015

See our editors’ top 100 picks in print books and Kindle books, and our selections for the best of 2015.

Can you guess what Amazon’s number one overall pick is?


And she kept on reading throughout much of Trump’s speech. In fact, one of the Trump supporters sitting near the reading woman apparently grew so incensed that he tapped her on the shoulder to remonstrate with her, but after a spirited exchange, she returned to reading.

Not just any book, either, but it seems to be Claudia Rankine’s searing poetry collection Citizen, which delves into America’s history of ongoing racial injustice. The distinctive cover couldn’t be more visible to those watching Trump on video

The most literary video-bomb of all time.


Barnes & Noble announced the release of the Nook Audiobooks App for iPhone and iPad, as well as a new website,

Well, how about that.


An ad-hoc literature committee assembled by the Coeur d’Alene School District in Idaho has recommended removing Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel, “The Namesake,” from a list of books approved for the county’s high school curriculum.

It’s always “ad hoc” with this kind of absurdity.

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