I’ve fallen behind in reviewing books but am working to catch up and get some reviews posted next week. In the meantime, here’s what I read this month:
Eileen – Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press, 2015)
The Dark and Other Love Stories – Deborah Willis (Hamish Hamilton, 2017)
She was glad that was done. What a relief. But then again, if she could, she’d do it all over. Everything. Her whole life. She’d live it again, just for the small but real pleasures of a donut and coffee, of holding her daughter in her arms, of making money, of sleeping late, of waking up.
- Deborah Willis, “The Nap”
How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen – Joanna Faber & Julie King (Scribner, 2017)
The Break – Katherena Vermette (Anansi, 2016)
The Garden of Eden – Ernest Hemingway (Scribners, 1986)
A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara (Doubleday, 2015)
…and he realizes that this is the way it is, the way it must be: you don’t visit the lost, you visit the people who search for the lost.
- Hanya Yanagihara
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Knopf Canada, 2017)
The Dinner Party and Other Stories – Joshua Ferris (Little, Brown, 2017)
The Travelers – Chris Pavone