Roundup: End of the Year
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In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines and websites, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week.
The end of the year is a season of gift giving, goal setting, and celebration. Here are some posts to help you gear up for the last two weeks of 2013.
- Don’t let all the holidays and parties slow you down. Tasha Golden gives us “Four Reasons to Write the Hell Out of (What’s Left of) 2013.”
- If you need a prompt to get started, try Jordan Kushin’s holiday food writing exercise.
- Books are great gifts (literary magazines can be too!) for the readers on your list. Here are some recommendations from Kate Flaherty, and more from our advisory editors.
- Rebecca Makkai has more literary gift suggestions in “One Gift Guide to Rule Them All.”
- The Winter 2013-14 Issue of Ploughshares is out, and to enhance your reading, Brenna Dixon has compiled a playlist to accompany it.
From Around the Web
Everyone likes to make “best books” lists at the end of the year. For your convenience, here is a lists of some of these lists.
- NPR has put together a wonderful Book Concierge. Just pick what you want to read and go!
- The New York Times lists their top five in both fiction and nonfiction.
- The New Yorker staff choose their favorite books of 2013.
- Goodreads asked readers to select the best books for their list.
- The Huffington Post put together a list too.
If wading through all these lists is too overwhelming, you’re in luck! The Daily Beast compiled a number of “best books” lists and presented the results.