Mini Update Sticky Post: July 15,2021

Debut? Zakiya Dalila Harris’ The Other Black Girl. Short stories? Choi Eunyung’s Shoko’s Smile. Dipping into: Laura T. Murphy’s Survivors of Slavery. A recent release? Mateo Askaripour’s Black Buck. Finally getting to? Candice Carty-William’s Queenie.  MustReadEverything authors? Thomas King’s Sufferance. With pictures? Natsumi Hoshino’s Plum Crazy series (manga with cats!). Poetry? Living Nations, Living Words (Ed. Joy Harjo). New-to-me? Kiese Laymon’s Long Division. For Fun? Attica Locke’s The Cutting Season.

Recently Loved? Jordan Abel’s Nishga. About to start? Rivka Galchen’s Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch.

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

And the new chronological short story project: Alistair MacLeod’s short fiction: schedule here, sixteen months, usually one story a month. Just a few stories in!

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!)