September means two things: The summer's coming to a close (sad), but the book releases keep getting hotter (yay!). This week's fare brings us second books from a few of our favorites, thought-provoking non-fiction, and reads with virtual events for 'em! Read on for more! Loving Sports When They Don't Love You Back: Dilemmas of … Continue reading Summer’s End Means The Year’s Hottest Books Are Here!
Margaret Atwood writes, “Calling a piece of short fiction a ‘tale’ removes it at least slightly from the realm of mundane works and days, as it evokes the world of the folk tale, the wonder tale, and the long-ago teller of tales.” Tales, as we are familiar with them, also evoke the idea of youth, … Continue reading Wicked Wit: The New & Noteworthy Book Club Discusses Margaret Atwood’s The Stone Mattress
New in Hardcover Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel by Claire Vaye Watkins We’ve been eagerly anticipating this novel since we first sped through Watkins’s multi-award winning, highly acclaimed first collection of stories, Battleborn. In a surreal, phantasmagoric version of southern California – ravaged by drought, its aquifers drained, facing the spread of an unrelenting desert … Continue reading New Books! 9/29/15
There are tons of great books coming out this fall. We've rounded up a preliminary list of what we've read and loved, what we can't wait to read, and what we're excited to share with you over the coming months. It's a big season, y'all. Start making your TBR lists now. All books mentioned in … Continue reading BookPeople Fall 2015 Book Preview
MOLLY The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud "The concept of this book hooked me right from the start - Kamel Daoud has rewritten The Stranger, Camus' classic existentialist novel set in Algeria, from the perspective of the Arab victims. I'm just a few pages in, and already, Daoud lyrically delivers the critiques of colonialist literature … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Margaret Atwood's first stand-alone novel in fifteen years, The Heart Goes Last, hits shelves in September. The book's publisher, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, revealed the cover this week. What do you think? According to Publisher's Weekly, The Heart Goes Last, "...tells the story of Charmaine and Stan, a couple living in their car and surviving almost entirely … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Cover Reveal
We tried to put all of the books we're looking forward to this Fall into one post, but, holy pajamas, there are just way too many. Call us gluttons. There's a lot to read this season. So here's Part One for now, Part Two shall be along shortly. All books mentioned in this post are … Continue reading Fall 2014 Book Preview – Part One
Get your popcorn ready. The Internet is buzzing and Darren Aronofsky (Noah, Black Swan) is going to be adapting, and possibly directing, Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy for HBO! We're not going to name names, but book series seem to have found a home with HBO, and we're not complaining one bit. Also, if anyone wants … Continue reading Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam to HBO!
~post by Jan "I find it very interesting that the voices of these three fictional young women, two in the 1970s and one in 2014, are so strikingly familiar to me. And ultimately that's what we love about debut works, the finding of the promise of familiarity." In this month's installment of Book Vloggin' with … Continue reading Book Vloggin’ with Jan: Favorite Debut Novels
Despite the over saturation of dystopian fiction in the past few years, it’s impossible to overlook Margaret Atwood’s unforgettable 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s one that I’ve meant to read for so long, and was very excited that we set ourselves the task to read it for the Required Reading Revisited Book Club. My … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited Book Club Discussing THE HANDMAID’S TALE