And it’s October, home of colder weather, heated political talk, and a growing number of Halloween decorations. Awards season shortlists are growing; so too are lists of seasonally-appropriate scary books. (We’ve got a few of those here as well.) So here’s a look at some of the October books that have caught our attention.
In our weekend reading: a review of Justin Taylor’s memoir, thoughts on Rachel Aggs’s solo album, and more.
In our morning reading: adapting “Brave New World,” an interview with Colin Dickey, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Lee Rourke’s new book, an in-depth exploration of Brandon Taylor’s new collection, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Emma Copley Eisenberg and Lance Olsen, new fiction by Carmen Maria Machado, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on a newly-translated novel from Perumal Murugan, new writing by Mairead Case and Oliver Zarandi, and more.
In our afternoon reading: Kali Fajardo-Anstine looks back on the year in books, essays from Mairead Case and Bud Smith, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Abi Andrews, nonfiction from Saeed Jones, and more.