Well, it’s August. As you might expect, we have some recommended books for you this month. They don’t have a lot in common; if we were to choose a theme, we might point to an abundance of notable short story collections in this month’s recommendations, but again, these are a relatively wide-ranging bunch. But that also seems like par for the course right now: you might want to read something thought-provoking or you might want to read something escapist. Either way, we have you covered.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Melissa Broder, new writing by Brian Evenson, and more.
In our weekend reading: new nonfiction by R. O. Kwon, thoughts on Melissa Broder’s new novel, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel, interviews with Melissa Broder and Alison Cotton, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with George Saunders and Melissa Broder, musical recommendations from His Name Is Alive, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by Megan Giddings and Melissa Broder, exploring His Name Is Alive’s archives, and more.
It is quite snowy in our corner of the world right now. Remember winter? Winter apparently did. We’d say that it’s the perfect time to curl up with a book, but you’ve probably figured that out on your own. This month brings new books from a number of our favorite writers, along with some highly anticipated debuts and a few books capable of transporting you to an entirely new time and place. Here are some of our favorites.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Melissa Broder’s new novel, a preview of Lincoln Michel’s forthcoming book, and more.