Mini Update Sticky Post: March 19, 2020

Moving ahead with my Flannery O’Connor mini-project, I’m still reading her collected letters in The Habit of Being. Recently, I finished Witi Ihimaera’s memoir Mãori Boy; it’s beautifully written and filled with satisfying (and sometimes strange) details. His writing reminds me of Wayson Choy’s. And I’m exploring Deni Ellis Béchard’s essays, in concert with reading his upcoming novel.

In other non-fiction, I’ve finished Samar Yazbek’s A Woman in the Crossfire. (My last #ReadtheChange selection is here.) And I’m in Havana for this month’s #HereandElsewhere post. (Last month’s is here.) Soon I’ll be choosing my next read for this project.

Rereading? An old Carol Shields favourite. Rereading and reading on? Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy, Tacy and Tib stories. New-to-me? Caradog Prichard’s One Moonlit Night (for Paula’s #Dewithon20). Debut? Mary H.K. Choi’s Emergency Contact. (What fun: fans of Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park will love this.) MREing? Toni Morrison’s final trilogy.

So many books to talk about! Including what’s currently in my bookbag, notebook, stacks and reading log.

Also, I’m readying for the next Mavis Gallant collection, Across the Bridge.) The last full collection in my project: join in, if you wish.

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!)