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The Best Novels of 2018 So Far: Critical Linking, June 14, 2018

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There’s no better time than summer to catch up on the books you might have missed this winter and spring. From a feminist retelling of classic mythology to a troubled love story set partly in a prison, here are our favorite novels of 2018 so far.

Time offers up their picks of “best novels of 2018” so far. Agree? Disagree? 


This is just one of the many surprising stories hidden in the photo archives of the Defender, the pioneering newspaper that has been covering black life in America since 1905. Thanks to a new collaboration between the Obsidian Collection and Google Arts & Culture, you can now get an inside look at everything from the heavyweight champ Joe Louis’s signature milk brand to the Defender’s own printing presses—and, in certain cases, their editing processes, too.

What a treasure trove!


Our new monthly column, “Feminize Your Canon,” explores the lives of under-rated and under-read female authors.

Ohhhh. I can’t wait to read this column (& the first entry is great!). 


At the end of the day, all you can do is take reasonable steps and remember that Little Free Libraries are supposed to be a fun way to share books and connect with your neighbors; they shouldn’t be a constant source of stress. Sometimes the best solution is to move the Library to a coffee shop, a community center, or a school where there are lots of people around at all times.

A case study of how one Little Free Library curator worked toward a solution for a theft problem

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