• The ninth annual Year in Reading is a rejoinder to promotional best-of lists; it’s a series of ruminations and essays from writers on what they read. [1 of 3]

today’s Very Short List:
lit 4 Dec 2012

on the annual reading list from The Millions, created and edited by C. Max Magee, co-editor of The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books.

  • Contributor Emma Straub notes that she’s “very bad at reading books at the right time,” which speaks to the better-late-than-never spirit of the project. [2 of 3]
  • There’s also a piece by Jeffrey Eugenides, plus more to come from Chris Ware, Susan Orlean, and others, which should make for a fruitful 2013. [3 of 3]
  • Images: YIR graphic art by L.K. Magee via The Millions; photo by Patrick James; photo by Flickr user Paul Lowry, used under a Creative Commons license.

very short list is a
delightful e-mail that shares
cultural gems from a
different curator every day.

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