Good Books and Bad Sex

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‘Tis the season when we start to get all sorts of lists of the “best” books of 2016  — and many of these books are available in the Washington and Lee University Library.

You may have seen the Washington Post article “Best Books of 2016.”  All of these items are either in our library collection or are on their way.

Some of the other literary awards are a bit more… specialized.  The British magazine Literary Review has announced the finalists for its annual “Bad Sex in Fiction” award, devoted to recognizing an “outstandingly bad scene of sexual description in an otherwise good novel.”    And we have many of these nominees, too.    You can read more commentary in the Guardian, including a link to extracts.

Check for availability, call numbers, and more in the W&L library catalog.  Happy holidays and happy reading!

 

 

 

 

Understanding the Election

 

Today the New York Times published an interesting piece entitled 6 Books to Help Understand Trump’s Win.    The Washington and Lee University Library owns five of these books, and the sixth is on the way: