Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

Fresh bookishness!

So many books to talk about!

Some more stories in the Alice Munro reading project with Runaway concluding July 12th and The View from Castle Rock beginning July 19th. (Schedule here.)

Fortier WonderIn recent Canlit bookchat:
Candace Savage’s A Geography of Blood (2012)
Shari LaPeña’s Happiness Economics (2011)
Nancy Lee’s The Age (2014)
Deryn Collier’s Bern Fortin Mysteries (2012; 2014)
Susie Moloney’s Things Withered (2013)
Dominique Fortier’s Wonder (2010; Trans. Sheila Fischman, 2014)
Elspeth Cameron’s Aunt Winnie (2013).

This summer, I’m re-reading some old favourites (including Guy Gavriel Kay’s The Summer Tree and Jean Little’s Stand in the Wind, and I’m getting acquainted with the writing of some new-to-me authors (including Damon Galgut and Tom Rachman).

Amd I might read a few more from the latest list CBC has compiled of good Canlit reading. (I’ve read 74/100 so far.)

Coming this autumn, follow-up reading projects from 2013′s Toronto Book Awardsthe year’s Giller longlist, the International Festival of Authors, and various personal reading projects.

How about you: what are you reading these days, and what are you looking forward to reading soon?

(First time here? Please don’t be shy: there’s no such thing as too much bookchat! Please leave a comment, say hello, talk books!)

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