Mini Update Sticky Post: November 10,2020

MustReadEverything authors? Alice Walker’s Possessing the Secret of Joy. Rereading? Carol Shields’ Happenstance. New-to-me? Liz Nugent’s Little Cruelties. Short stories? Walter Mosley’s The Awkward Black Man. Drama? August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. Dystopia? Catherine Hernandez’s Crosshairs. In quiet moments? Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire. In extended afternoons? Paul Ortiz’s An African American and Latinx history of the United States. And from my 2020 Must-Read list? The final volume in Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Scots Quair trilogy. (Which it feels like I’ve been reading f-o-r-e-v-e-r.)

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

And playing BINGO for Margaret Atwood Reading Month in November too!

Also, the last of the 123 short stories in my Mavis Gallant reading project, which launched in 2017. Of course all the posts are online, so even if you’re late to the party, you can 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!)