Another month, another selection of books to pick. I find myself looking forward to the months of autumn in anticipation. Though, for what exactly, I cannot say. I’m not longer a full time student, so the days of getting ready for school and picking up new supplies and books are long gone. And yet… autumn is a time of transition; my birthday is in the Autumn; it’s my favorite season. So the time, for me, always seems to start anew in the autumn. In keeping with that theme, my Reading Goals for the month of September shall be…
- Autumn by Ali Smith
- I’ve listened to a couple wonderful book podcasts discuss this book, including the London Review of Books Podcast interview with the author. It’s a book about transition, an autumnal theme, and also considered the first Post-Brexit novel. I’ve read a few other Ali Smith books (including Girl Meets Boy and How to Be Both), and a good friend of mine is a huge champion of all things Ali Smith.
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
- I’ve actually finished it this weekend, and absolutely loved it! It’s a ghost-story, murder-mystery, love-story, complete with real zodiac charts and nail-biting suspense. Catton’s a unique writer, and this one won her the esteemed Man Booker Prize for 2013!
- Euphoria by Lily King
- A fictionalized story of the anthropologist Margaret Mead and her love affairs. It’s been recommended to me lately by my mother, and a good friend.
- Power Politics by Arundhati Roy
- A slim, quick polemic.. Roy’s writing is raw and provocative, and her moral outrage is combustible. This summer, I read her other non-fiction book, The Cost of Living, and it was excellent!