Pure Innocent Fun updates and summer book recs
CONGRATS! I can't wait to read your book.
Best book of the summer and the year for me came out exactly two years ago: Monica Byrne's The Actual Star. I don't want to say too much about it except that it's entrancing and so, so imaginative. Wonderful character arcs and world building. One comparison would be Station Eleven; the world building also reminds me of NK Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy. Anyway. A huge recommend from me. I have not stopped thinking about it since I finished it -- and no doubt I'll re-read it soon.
Congratulations on your manuscript! Excited to read it! For book recommendations I am a fan of my upcoming book, For the Culture: Phenomenal Black Women and Femmes in Food. Out 9/19. I also love Yellowface by R. F. Kuang. Perfect satire.
Congrats!!! I would recommend Yellowface by R.F. Kuang, A Living Remedy by Nicole Chung, Lone Women by Victor LaValle, Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng, The People Who Report More Stress by Alejandro Varela, Small Worlds by Caleb Azumah Nelson, and Quietly Hostile by Samantha Irby.
I can't wait to read it!
Tom Lake was so good. I'm casting the movie in my head constantly.
Congratulations on your book and pub date, can’t wait to preorder! I echo the recommendation for Caleb Azumah Nelson’s “Small Worlds” (and his first, “Open Water” if you haven’t read it). I also loved “Nora Goes Off Script” by Annabel Monaghan - it’s a short, fun read with a great premise!
Excited for the book! My current summer read is a queer post-apocalyptic action/thriller called Manhunt by Gretchen Felker-Martin and I’m loving it so far. Also tore through Jeanette McCurdy’s I’m Glad My Mom Died for the nonfiction set - loved her voice and hope she writes more books.
Really enjoyed reading The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron, Trust by Hernan Diaz, Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin, and listening to Paris: the Memoir narrated by Ms. Hilton herself
The preorder is going to be insane. Love you down.
My favorite book I read this year is Notes on an Execution! Highly recommend to lovers of thriller, feminist literary fiction and simultaneous lovers and critics of true crime
Yay! Definitely excited for the book. I finally read Wuthering Heights this summer, and it’s a gothic, emo mess in the best way.