September 2014

This month I seemed to sink into reading, glad to be home, perhaps. Glad of the break before my various projects hit me full force. Every single thing I read was wonderful. That in and of itself is a miracle. The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai This book somehow wandered into the house, and I'm so glad it did. It was an unexpected delight.

My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name and Those who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante These three novels in the Neapolitan trilogy are simply breathtaking. Remarkable. I can't bear that I have to wait a year for the final installment.

The Children Act by Ian McEwan Masterful, as ever.

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay My advice? Read this with a friend so you can sob together.

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay I can say only what I said in my blurb, prodigious bravery and eviscerating humor. If you aren't already a Bad Feminist, you will be by the time you finish the book.

Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner There is not doubt this is well written and charming. A lovely way to spend a day. But I have to admit to being somewhat over the "white boy goes abroad and treats a bunch of women badly" genre.