1. Sure, the word “hipster” may be a little tired, but we can’t argue with these insightful book recommendations from Goodreads’ Hipster Lit Flowchart. Don’t let the fact that you haven’t read “Infinite Jest” by David Foster Wallace deter you from discovering a few books that you may love.
2. “A Hologram for the King” by Dave Eggers and “City of Bohane” by Kevin Barry top The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2012. If the hipster recommendations didn’t do it for you, then you’ll definitely find dozens of acclaimed books to read here.
3. Now that you’ve seen the most noteworthy, let’s check out the high-quality books that may have fallen between cracks. The Slate Book Review critics name the The Overlooked Books of 2012. Have you read “Inland” by Gerald Murnane or “Girl Walks Into a Bar” by Rachel Dratch? If you haven’t, then Slate highly recommend that you do so immediately.
4. The fine folks over at Esquire have given some thought to what a combined Penguin Random House may publish next. We’re LOLing at “Cloud Atlas Shrugged,” but ROTFL at “Who Moved My Cheese As I Lay Dying.”
5. In book-to-TV news, Stephen King’s mystery “Under the Dome” is being made into a serialized show on CBS. And sci-fi titan Neil Gaiman revealed that he’s writing a pilot episode of an “American Gods” series for HBO.
6. Twitter had some Bookish fun this week! Check out the hashtag #ReplaceAWordInABookTitleWithButt for some sophmoric laughs.
A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Butt #replaceawordinabooktitlewithbutt
— Bookish (@BookishHQ) November 28, 2012
Take a peek at #RejectedBondTitles for a little 007 humor.
The Spy Who Loved Me But Wasn’t, Like, IN Love With Me #RejectedBondTitles
— Alex Baze (@bazecraze) November 29, 2012
And for a little NSFW action, the Literary Review tweeted out some of their favorite bad sex writing under #LRBadSex2012.
— Literary Review (@Lit_Review) November 29, 2012