Mini Update Sticky Post: July 16, 2019

New reading projects underway mean that I am spending time with Natalie Babbitt’s essays and her children’s books. As well as rereading Guy Gavriel Kay’s early novels, with an eye to reading his latest very soon.

Off my own shelves, I’m reading Lee Maracle’s Celia’s Song and Iris Murdoch’s Nuns and Soldiers. And recent library loans include Damon Young’s What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker and David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.

This summer I’m also reading a bunch of books that my late friend Barbara recommended to me over the years, including the Grann book above, and some Elizabeth Strout novels.

And I’m thinking ahead to the Giller Prize, wondering if Mona Awad’s Bunny and Anakana Schofield’s Bina will make the list. (Seems likely!)

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

Reading Mavis Gallant, one story at a time, having resumed with Overhead in a Balloon. (Next up: October, In Transit.)

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!)