2021 Reading–November

My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson is a collection of several stories and a novella. The opening story, “Control Nego,” is dynamite and is…

2021 Reading — October

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is the classic story of the First World War told from the point of…

2021 Reading–September

It’s October already? But I only read four books in September? What the heck was I doing all month? Red Island House by Andrea…

2021 Reading–August

Doesn’t everyone read more in August? The Best American Short Stories 2020, edited by Curtis Sittenfeld is the latest in this long-running series. I…

2021 Reading–July

Morningside Heights by Joshua Henkin is an odd sort of novel, mostly because there’s almost nothing odd about it. I kept looking for the…

2021 Reading–June

Although it was a busy month, I managed to finish five books. How to Mars by David Ebenbach is science fiction, sort of. In…

2021 Reading — May

With my own book coming out in May, I didn’t get a lot of other reading done, or at least not as much as…

2021 Reading–April

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach is an odd book with several point of view characters, although the focus seems to be on…

2021 Reading–March

Foregone by Russell Banks is fascinating to me, in large part because of its structure. The main character, Leonard Fife, is a documentary filmmaker…

2021 Reading–February

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart is a tough read. Beautifully written (it won the Booker prize last year), it is set against a backdrop…