And now it’s August. If my highly unscientific surveying of release dates and similar information is any indication, this month brings with it a very surreal array of books — including a lot of anthologies, some nicely surreal fiction, and some fascinating spins on classical mythology. What follows is a look at 11 books due out in August that we’re excited about. Maybe you will be, too.
Afternoon Bites: Zoe Whittall’s Recommendations, Monica Byrne’s Playlist, Pondering “Sword Stone Table,” and More
In our afternoon reading: book recommendations from Zoe Whittall, a playlist from Monica Byrne, and more.
This July, your reading might get weird, with a host of new books dealing with mythical history or bizarre futures. Your reading might get insightful, unlocking a new way of seeing the world or an insight about yourself. Or your reading might be relevatory, prompting you to see or hear something familiar in a brand-new way. Here’s what’s on our reading list for this month.
In our morning reading: an interview with K Chess, revisiting “From Hell,” and more.