New year, new books. January offers plenty of new titles to choose from, ranging from unsettling dystopias to thought-provoking works of nonfiction to boldly experimental literary works. Some of the books we’re most excited to read this month are from old favorites of ours; others are from writers whose work we’re eager to read for the first time. Here’s a selection of some of the January books we’re looking forward to.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Sarah Perry, essays by Veronica Scott Esposito and Jen Doll, and more.
In our afternoon reading: remembrances of Anthony Bourdain, an interview with Danez Smith, and more.
In our afternoon reading: news of a television adaptation of “Americanah,” new writing by Scaachi Koul and Brandon Taylor, and more.
For many readers, poetry provided an essential way to understand the world around us this year. Poetry could provide a window into the life of another; it could, in a few deftly worded lines, illuminate a particular experience of perspective on the world. Here are some of the poetry collections that we most enjoyed this year.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Kamila Shamsie and Danez Smith, a playlist by Gayle Brandeis, and more.
In our weekend reading: talking literature with Scott Esposito, thoughts on books by S.A. Chakraborty and Danez Smith, and more.
In our morning reading: this year’s National Book Award winners, interviews with Danez Smith and Anna Prushinskaya, and more.