A new year, and plenty of new books to go along with it. The works that have us the most excited this month are a wide-ranging bunch, encompassing memoir, uncanny translated fiction, and groundbreaking explorations of the craft of writing. There’s plenty to keep you hooked this month, when it comes to noteworthy books; here’s a look at some of the ones that have us especially intrigued.
In our afternoon reading: Kevin Barry fiction, thoughts on the new Joan of Arc album, and more.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Alex Ross, exploring James Baldwin’s record collection, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with emily m. danforth, fiction by Kevin Brockmeier, and more.
In our morning reading: a review of Trisha Low’s latest, Kevin Barry on the year in books, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on memoirs by Carmen Maria Machado and Karen Stefano, Liz Phair on her new memoir, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Halle Butler and Jennifer Croft, the Booker Prize shortlist, and more.
And lo, we’re in September. Nominally, the weather should start to get cooler; by month’s end, we might just see the first glimmerings of the coziness that autumn brings. What are we looking forward to reading this month? A whole array of books, from new works by old favorites to long-awaited debuts. There’s a lot to look forward to here; what follows is a look at some of the books we’re most excited about.