Mini Update Sticky Post: June 1,2021

Debut? Sanjena Sathian’s Gold Diggers. Short stories? Zadie Smith’s Grand Union. Dipping into: Kaie Kellough’s Accordéon. A recent release? Jhumpa Lahiri’s Whereabouts. Finally getting to? Valeria Luiselli’s Lost Children Archive.  MustReadEverything authors? Sherman Alexie’s short stories. Poetry? Natasha Trethewey’s Native Guard. New-to-me? Samanta Schweblin’s Mouthful of Birds. Scaring myself silly? Taaqtumi (an anthology of northern Indigenous horror stories published by Inhabit Media). Recently loved? Life amond the Qallunaat by Mini Aodla Freeman. About to start? Langston Hughes’ The Big Sea.

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 started!

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!)