Best of the Web 9/12/16

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.

It's finally happened, folks. Fall is upon us. Now that your swimming pool is closed up, dive into these bookseller-approved new reads, via Literary Hub.

"The Great Bookseller's Fall 2016 Preview"


Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11th, 2001. Bustle on the role of 9/11 novels in helping a nation understand and heal.

"What 9/11 Novels Can Teach Us Now, 15 Years After the Attacks"


The power of Dear America and historical fiction in the aftermath of 9/11, to come to terms with living through history.

"Dear America: Reading Through History"


Things we miss about school: lunch table hierarchies? Nah. First day of school outfit stress? Pass. Back-to-school reading lists? Actually, kind of. Goldman Sachs put together a back-to-school reading list, and it's not half bad.

"2016 Back-to-School Reading List"


An alternate reading list, protesting the "white male canon" often omnipresent: the Huffington Post with a reading list, featuring—gasp!—women and people of color.

"Your Ultimate Feminist Back-to-School Reading List"

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