Friday Book Debrief Vol 33By The Book Slut
Every week we’re sharing what our some of our writers are currently reading. Please join in the chorus and tell us what you’ve been enjoying or slogging through in the comments!
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Rebecca (Y) Solnit£12.99 £12.34
Solnit is always a heavy read for me, and this volume of her recent essays is no exception. However, I always find the penetrating intellect, historical analysis and context, and sheer force of her prose to be inspiring. I'm so glad to live in a world where I get to read her writing. - Aleks
Andre Aciman£9.99 £9.49
Goodness me, my Pride memo came a bit late didn't it? Happy to be here guys. This is technically my second time reading this as I listened to it on audio in January. However, I retained absolutely nothing so all my familiarity is coming from the movie. I am trying to be open minded and not jump to critique the "usual" parts of this book that most people jump on so hopefully I can come away with a more well rounded, and maybe positive, view on this novel. - Courtney
This novel melds Christian mythology with the folklore of the Nagas, a mega ethnic group indigenous to the Northeast region of India. It is a fable-like tale heavily inspired by oral traditions. The novel is an affirmation of the power of storytelling and how it is synonymous to hope in times of distress. I am actually reading it for the second time as it is the July pick for my book club. - Areeb