What does the month of May have to offer, in terms of books? Plenty. From moving works of nonfiction to eagerly awaited novels to new editions of cult classics, there’s plenty to captivate readers seeking out a variety of literary experiences. What follows is a look at several of the books that have our attention for the month to come, spanning a wide range of styles and tones.
In our morning reading: Anne Proulx on the writings of Ellen Meloy, an excerpt from Jayson Greene’s memoir, and more.
In our weekend reading: thoughts on new music from Beth Gibbons, new writing by Rachel Lyon and Lincoln Michel, and more.
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Norman Lock, video of a recent Esmé Weijun Wang reading, thoughts on Nivhek’s new album, and more.
In our morning reading: an excerpt from a new book about Eve Babitz, The Millions previewed notable books for 2019, and more.
In our afternoon reading: a playlist from Jonathan Lethem, a look at pop and melancholy, and more.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Jonathan Lethem, Julie Buntin on new books by Nico Walker and Lisa Locascio, and much more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Rita Bullwinkel and Dempow Torishima, nonfiction by Jayson Greene and Michael J. Seidlinger, and more.