Some New Books
So remember when I wrote a post about books I wanted to read? Well, I haven’t read them yet, but I bought some new books to read in the future! Because can you really have too many?
This time I wanted to read some new books that have won awards and were considered some of the best of 2017.
The Pushcart prize anthology is a yearly compilation of all the best works from small presses. It contains poetry, articles, and short stories, all carefully chosen to reflect the best of the best. This is a great choice if you are like me, and read multiple books at a time.
Another collection of short stories is the pink book, Leopoldine Core’s When Watched. I haven’t checked it out yet, but it was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway prize, so it must be very good.
Another finalist for he PEN/Hemingway prize was Bill Beverly’s Dodgers. This is a crime procedural type book. I’ve never read anything of the sort, so it should be a nice experience.
The winner of the PEN/Hemingway prize is Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi. I have no idea what this book is about, but it beat out a lot of other candidates. Also, it is a woman author, which I feel is lacking in my collection. I’m glad some new books of mine will include women.
I usually choose books based on whether or not they ‘speak’ to me. The Hemingses Of Monticello was one such book. It looks like it is non fiction as well, so I’m looking forward to it.
Since I liked Patti Smith’s Just Kids so much, I wanted to give Bob Dylan’s Chronicles a chance. This is just volume one, so stay tuned.
I hope you guys will check out some new books this year!