June’s here and it’s suddenly turned humid in our corner of the world. This isn’t all that surprising, but — for those who saver milder temperatures — it’s not exactly the best thing ever. And so, perhaps, it’s time to dub our June reads as ideal for reading in an air-conditioned room somewhere, or perhaps situated by a breezy outdoor spot. These books cover a lot of ground, from haunting memoirs to phantasmagorical fiction, as befits a time of constant change.
In our afternoon reading: exploring Kristen Arnett’s new novel, when great books become great TV, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Laura van den Berg, previews of forthcoming books by Kristen Arnett and Stephen Graham Jones, and more.
In our afternoon reading: a review of Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s new book, an interview with Tommy Orange, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the fiction of Julio Cortázar, Jo Walton recommends books, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Porochista Khakpour, an excerpt from Adam Wilson’s new novel, and more.
In our morning reading: new fiction from Kristen Arnett, the winners of the Bram Stoker Awards, and more.
In our afternoon reading: reviews of novels by Kristen Arnett and Johannes Anyuru, an interview with Ibram X. Kendi, and more.
We’ll be off for the holiday tomorrow. Normal posting will resume on Friday.