10 New Must-Reads for December

420 Characters, Lou Beach (December 6)

From the great collagist and graphic designer Lou Beach comes a mischievous montage of a different sort: a tiny book filled with tiny stories, each having originated as Facebook status updates. But don’t hold that against them — tragic, absurd, and sweet by turns, each snip of a story is a gem, able to hold its own against more standard-length fare. Or, as Jonathan Lethem said, “Holy shit! Those are great!”