Reading can drive you crazy! No matter how I speed through the texts or reorganize my library or collect discount cards for the local bookstore I seem to be swimming in a vast sea of new books: books I really want to read.
If we only had the time to read them all.
Of course now I’m limiting my reading pretty much to the easier to read digital devices with an occasional ink and paper book from my own bookshelves, but if you keep an eye open, even if just barely open, there’s an exciting parade of new fiction and non-fiction flowing across the internet or being touted by respectable (or not so respectable) newspapers and periodicals. What am I to do?
I notice a little irony in the last paragraph since I read news feeds and periodicals on my digital reader over the internet even though they are recommending what ostensibly is a somewhat dusty old ink and paper book.
I’ll wait for the digital edition.
So here are the books I was intrigued by this last month. Again, I often refer to them as suggestions but although I might suggest an author’s latest work, in general I have not idea if the books are actually the best reading I can come up with for the month. But maybe you too see the author’s name or the catchy title and decide that the book is calling out to you: Read Me, Read Me.
07-01-16 – Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto — Chuck Klosterman
07-02-16 – Vinegar Girl — Anne Tyler
07-03-16 – The Course of Love — Alain de Botton
07-04-16 – Atlantic — Simon Winchester
07-05-16 – The Girls — Emma Cline
07-06-16 – Sybil — Benjamin Disraeli
07-07-16 – Dendera — Yuya Sato
07-08-16 – Southern Reach Trilogy — Jeff VanderMeer
07-09-16 – Foreign Gods, Inc. — Okey Ndibe
07-10-16 – Bad Sex — Clancy Martin
07-11-16 – Taxi to Siberia — Katherine Kelly-Bruss
07-12-16 – At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others — Sarah Bakewell
07-13-16 – Weymouth Sands — John Cowper Powys
07-14-16 – Black Wings Has My Angel — Elliott Chaze
07-15-16 – The Christos Mosaic — Vincent Czyz
07-16-16 – Arlington Park — Rachel Cusk
07-17-16 – Sylvia’s Lovers — Elizabeth Gaskell
07-18-16 – 13 Ways of Looking At a Fat Girl — Mona Awad
07-19-16 – Le Docteur Pascal — Emile Zola
07-20-16 – The White People and Other Weird Stories — Arthur Machen
07-21-16 – Slade House — David Mitchell
07-22-16 – Midair — Kodi Scheer
07-23-16 – Entanglement — Zygmunt Miloszewsk
07-24-16 – Crow Killer — Raymond W. Thorp Jr.
07-25-16 – Zoo City — Lauren Beukes
07-26-16 – The Noise of Time: A novel — Julian Barnes
07-27-16 – Mothering Sunday: A Romance — Graham Swift
07-28-16 – Ladivine: A novel — Marie NDiaye
07-29-16 – The Sunlight Pilgrims — Jenni Fagan
07-30-16 – Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays — Cynthia Ozick
07-31-16 – The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: A Novel — Dominic Smith