How, exactly, did we get to May already? Normally, we’d make a joke here about the collapse of time and space or something similarly esoteric, but the hour is at hand when we should get to the recommending of books. And so here are some book recommendations for the month we’re in — and, if you’re behind on your reading, these books aren’t going anywhere.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Brandon Stosuy’s new book, an interview with Jeff VanderMeer, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on the music of Jon Hassell, revisiting the fiction of Nathalie Léger, and more.
In our morning reading: revisiting works by Octavia E. Butler and Stephen Graham Jones, thoughts on Sasha Geffen’s new book, and more.
In our morning reading: interviews with Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Zaina Arafat, new nonfiction from Matthew Salesses, and more.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Gabrielle Civil and Tracy O’Neill, a review of Brit Bennett’s new novel, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Michael Cisco, an award for Sarah Pinsker, and more.
In our weekend reading: new writing by Emily Gould, revisiting a recent novel by Sarah Pinsker, and more.