Identify Books by a Single Line: Critical Linking, November 9, 2016

Today’s Critical Linking is sponsored by Swoon Reads.


“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”

Can you pass this quiz identifying books by a single quote?

A writer has more chance of making it into the bestseller charts if their name is David than if they are from an ethnic minority, according to new analysis from The Bookseller magazine which found a “shockingly low” number of books by British BAME (black, asian and minority ethnic) authors in the top 500 titles of the year to date.


A quick update: Back in May, Colin Marshall told you about how The Shining–first a Stephen King novel, then a Stanley Kubrick film–was getting adapted into an opera. Fast forward six months, and you can now hear a complete recording of that production, thanks to Minnesota Public Radio.


Here it is, our biggest giveaway ever: a $500 Barnes & Noble shopping spree. Go here to enter, or just click the image below. Open to entries until Nov 20th, 2017.