I follow the Morning News' Tournament of Books every year. It's always a fun competition, even when--like this year--I haven't read any of the books chosen. I usually add at least a couple of the selections to my always-growing TBR list based on the guest reviewer's comments throughout the tournament.
Happy new year! I have decided that 2016 is the year of not giving a fuck. And yes, there is a book for that. Here's a fresh roundup of links for your reading pleasure. Those books that we buy and then pile up on our shelves, unread? There is a word for that. Rebecca Solnit, … Continue reading Links for readers…
I like NPR's Book Concierge better than any other end-of-year roundups I've seen. It's an elegant design that lets you hone in on just the types of books you're most interested in. I already added several promising reads to my gigantic "to read" list. The Wall Street Journal just picks the best of the best-of lists here. And New York … Continue reading Here they come, the best books of 2015…
Rebecca Solnit on books no woman should read: "The list made me think there should be another, with some of the same books, called 80 Books No Woman Should Read, though of course I believe everyone should read anything they want. I just think some books are instructions on why women are dirt or hardly … Continue reading Rebecca Solnit, fast becoming my new hero
I've recently rediscovered Patricia Highsmith, and I read The Price of Salt, her only lesbian novel, this year. This essay about the novel and the new movie coming out based on it (Carol) helped inform my understanding of the book. How Patricia Highsmith turned her erotic obsession with two women into literary art. Source: The Love Story Behind “Carol” … Continue reading The Love Story Behind “Carol”
Shannon Hale shares her experiences doing school visits as a woman writer. Please encourage the young readers in your life to read all kinds of books. Don't fall into the trap of segregating books by gender.
"The pile of unread books we have on our bedside tables is often referred to as a graveyard of good intentions. The list of unread books on our Kindles is more of a black hole of fleeting intentions." -- Craig Mod The New York Times says print is far from dead, and Craig Mod asks … Continue reading Links for readers: Ebooks vs paper redux