Rumor has it that it’s now springtime. And while we’re tempted to volley forth a “spring cleaning? more like spring reading, am I right?”-level salvo, it may be the wiser course of action to simply make with the book recommendations. And thus, here were go, with April’s notable titles encompassing everything from fictional trips into the uncanny to nonfiction that may bring clarity to a frustrating world. Here are some of the books that have caught our eye this month.
In our morning reading: new writing from Nicole Chung, revisiting an album from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing from Roxane Gay and Deirdre Coyle, thoughts on the fiction of Charles L. Grant, and more.
In our weekend reading: thoughts on a new Jesmyn Ward-edited anthology, new nonfiction from Tracy O’Neill, an interview with Nathan Ballingrud, and more.
In our afternoon reading: talking with Alexander Chee, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Nathan Ballingrud; book recommendations from Nikesh Shukla; and more.
In our afternoon reading: an essay on Murakami, Oneida covering a This Heat song, an interview with Scott Cheshire, Zachary Thomas Dodson’s novel reviewed, and more.
Rosie Schaap on Kurt Weill and autumn drinks, an excerpt from Matt Bell’s next novel, new fiction from Lincoln Michel, art comic recommendations, thoughts on the new novel from David Connerley Nahm, and more.