Morning Bites: Patrick Wensink on Selling Christmas Trees, Norman Brannon on Charlie XCX, New Jamie Iredell, and More


Bustle looks to the year ahead to select their most anticipated books of 2015.

Patrick Wensink on the secret world of Christmas tree salesmen.

Michele Filgate contributed to The Millions’ “A Year in Reading” series.

“…succeeds not only in telling a story, but also in shifting the landscape onto which that story is graphed.”: Hannah Giorgis on Behind the Lights.

At Largehearted Boy: David Gutowski’s favorite novels of 2014.

Donald Antrim’s The Emerald Light in the Air was reviewed at Electric Literature.

Norman Brannon on the new album from Charlie XCX.

Charles D’Ambrosio’s Loitering was reviewed at Word Riot.

Feel like reading an excerpt from Jamie Iredell’s forthcoming Last Mass?

Revisiting The Long Goodbye at The Dissolve.

Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on TwitterFacebookGoogle +, our Tumblr, and sign up for our mailing list.