A roundup of the internet's best literary news to make your Monday morning more tolerable. James Baldwin is required reading for police officers in this training course. Here's an unconventional way to organize your bookshelf: face the spines inward. This site, operated by Lit Hub, has been described as "Rotten Tomatoes for books." PEN America … Continue reading Literary Links: A hostel made of books, required reading for police officers and more
BETHANY Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey by Elena Ferrante "The perfect prescription for your sense of loss upon finishing the fourth and final installment of the Neapolitan novels, The Story of the Lost Child. While it's still true, you have been forcibly ejected from this breathless, absorbing fictional world that feels more real and urgent than your … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
This post comes from our manager Consuelo. At the beginning of the year, I decided I was going to take a photo of every book I read this year. And while it didn't really change my reading habits, a few books in, I did start to think more about how I would visualize each book … Continue reading Consuelo’s Top 5 Reads of 2015
Sunday, June 14th, we'll discuss Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness on the 3rd floor at Book People, 4pm.
JESSICA Love May Fail by Matthew Quick "Matthew Quick first came to my attention with Silver Lining's Playbook, although I had been wanting to read something by him for a while. Love May Fail, Matthew Quick's upcoming new novel, tells the story of a woman who decides to leave her husband and ends up moving … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
In The Required Reading Revisited Book Club we focus on books considered “Required Reading” by most educational institutions, i.e. books you read (or were supposed to read) in school – either high school or university. In March's meeting we discussed Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. In April we followed up with Toni Morrison's Sula, a … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited Book Club – April Recap and May Update!