Ten Of The Best Books I’ve Read Recently
Arcadia – Lauren Groff
So good. At first I thought it was all about living on a commune, but it was more than that. That is merely the first third of the book. It just gets better and better. Groff is just an excellent writer.
Faith Vol 1 – Jody Houser, Francis Portela (Illustrations), Marguerite Sauvage (Illustrations) (my thoughts)
The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries – Jessa Crispin
I’ve been a Bookslut reader for a while and was sad to hear of its ending (in May I think?). Crispin is the founder of that excellent literary site. And this is her book about, well, about a lot of things, she writes about writers, and not just writers, both male and female but the wives of writers like James Joyce’s wife, there’s also some travel, as Crispin herself travels from Berlin to Trieste to well, lots of places across Europe, then there’s also insights into her own life, her relationship with her lover. It’s kind of lit crit that takes place in a bar or a coffeeshop, it’s like a conversation with a friend, about books and loves and travel. It was an excellent non-fiction read.
The Makioka Sisters – Jun’ichirō Tanizaki (my thoughts)
Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari
It’s probably cheating a bit to include this one as I’m still reading it. But how I love listening to it. Ansari is hilarious!
The Wrath and the Dawn – Renee Ahdieh
I’ll write about this soon as I just finished it last night! But what a fun read.
Well now, that’s eight. But that will do!
What have you read recently and loved?