The Top Books Links of April

As April has just closed, I wanted to take a moment to reflect back of all of the interesting news stories, listicles, infographics, puff pieces, literary criticisms, and general book links that entertained us all month long. And just like back in March, there's a fair bit of Tolkien still in the news. The links below were the most popular of the month based on clickthrough rates. Enjoy!

17 Books "Everyone On the Planet Should Read" [Buzz Books]

9 Best Museums In The World For Book Lovers, Because There's Nothing Like An Original Manuscript [Bustle]

The Fascinating Linguistic Journey Of J.R.R. Tolkien [Return of Kings]

Ernest Hemingway Creates a Reading List for a Young Writer, 1934 [Open Culture]

21 Examples of Purely Perfect Prose from Literature [Buzz Books]

Five Ways Reading Fiction Makes You Better At Your Job [Fast Company]   

The Hobbit: How the 'clomping foot of nerdism' destroyed Tolkien's dream and the fantasy genre [Telegraph]

J.K. Rowling Just Gave The Best Advice Any Aspiring Writer Will Ever Receive [Buzzfeed]

Just 21 Perfect Tumblr Posts About The Badass Women Of "Harry Potter" [Buzzfeed]

INFOGRAPHIC: The 20 Most Popular Books Throughout History [Electric Lit]

Translating Agatha Christie into Icelandic: 'One clue took 10 years' [The Guardian]

A Harry Potter Wonderland In Ohio: Kent Potterfest [Only In Your State]   

'Hemingway Didn't Say That' (And Neither Did Twain Or Kafka) [NPR]         

Notebook written by unknown 17th-century William Shakespeare scholar comes to light [Telegraph]


Hungry for more? Check out previous "best of" roundups:

March 2017

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016