How, exactly, is it June already? The passage of time is mysterious sometimes, but this year it’s especially so. And the June books we’re most excited about around these parts represent an intriguing cross-section of literary genres and styles. From speculative works to insightful nonfiction; from an influential road novel to a surreal and satirical work — these books cover a lot of territory. Maybe you’ll find your next favorite book on this list.
In our morning reading: the music of Jah Wobble, interviews with Jeff VanderMeer and Kathryn Smith, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Cynan Jones, thoughts on Bae Suah’s new novel, and more.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Ashleigh Bryant Phillip, thoughts on the work of Carlos Busqued, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Maria Sherman’s new book, an interview with Porochista Khakpour, and more.
In our afternoon reading: looking back on “The Martian Chronicles,” an interview with Gabino Iglesias, and more.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Maaza Mengiste and Garth Greenwell, an interview with Courtney Maum, and more.
In our morning reading: nonfiction from Marguerite Duras, thoughts on Ben Lerner’s new novel, and more.