Chicago’s Featherproof Books has been publishing a series of handsome (and free!) mini-books. (via) There are a number of fine writers in its archives, including Elizabeth Crane and Patrick Somerville.
The latest iteration of the National Book Critics Circle’s Good Reads list–formerly the “best recommended” list–is up now. My fiction pick for this go-round was Ali Smith‘s Girl Meets Boy and my nonfiction pick was Frederik Peeters‘ graphic memoir Blue Pills. Neither American, I know, but they were the only 2008 books I had some enthusiasm for in early January, when the call went out.