Well, it’s July. Perhaps you’ll be doing some reading on a beach this month; alternately, you might be seeking to find a place, any place, with air conditioning to start turning pages and delving into something. The range of books we’re excited about this month encompasses everything from punk-influenced fiction to thoughtful meditations on national issues to acclaimed works in translation. What follows is a selection of the July books we’re looking forward to the most.
In our Friday morning reading: interviews with Karolina Waclawiak, Colin Winnette, and Scott Snyder; talking poetry with Natalie Eilbert, new writing from Megan Mayhew Bergman, and more.
Afternoon Bites: “Slaughterhouse 90210” Cover, Nick Cave in Detroit, Diana Baird N’Diaye, Cults in LA, and More
In our afternoon reading: the cover of Maris Kreizman’s new book, new writing from Karolina Waclawiak, a day at Porter Square Books, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Etgar Keret’s Playlist, Jami Attenberg Interviewed, André Alexis, Karolina Waclawiak’s Latest, and More
In our afternoon reading: an Etgar Keret playlist, Jami Attenberg on a pair of terrific podcasts, Justin Taylor on The Grateful Dead, an excerpt from Karolina Waclawiak’s new one, and more.
Morning Bites: New Karolina Waclawiak Nonfiction, Gabino Iglesias, Villages of Bookstores, Kathleen Ossip Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: new nonfiction from Karolina Waclawiak and Gabino Iglesias, notes on the many bookstores of Hobart, New York, thoughts on Leon Neyfakh’s new book, and more.
Morning Bites: Karolina Waclawiak’s Latest, Ashley Ford, Michael J. Seidlinger Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: a review of Karolina Waclawiak’s new novel, checking in with Ashley Ford and Michael J. Seidlinger, the concept of “dead writer besties,” and more.
Morning Bites: Wendy C. Ortiz Interviewed, The Julie Ruin Live, Jessica Hopper, New Chloe Caldwell Essay, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Wendy C. Ortiz and Jessica Hopper, new essays from Chloe Caldwell and Rios de la Luz, and much more.
Morning Bites: Diane Cook Interviewed, Slant 6 History, “The Haunting” Revisited, Marlon James Audio, and More
Revisiting The Haunting, Karolina Waclawiak interviewed Diane Cook, Merrill Garbus talked with Laurie Anderson, a history of Slant 6, and more.