Inbox/Outbox: October 14, 2016

I’m sorry I can’t hear you over the sound of all the new books coming out this fall. It’s so overwhelming, I’m just going to hide. Join me?

Inbox (Books Acquired)

Blood of the Dawn by Claudia Salazar Jiménez, translated by Elizabeth Bryer (Nov. 8, Deep Vellum)— A rewriting of a Peruvian military conflict from the point of view of three women. I don’t know anything about Peruvian history, and prefer history told from the perspective of the everyday people who live it, so this feels pretty in my wheelhouse.

Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham–A Veronica Mars-ish YA detective novel I picked up from my library because I liked the cover. You know, like you do.

Outbox (Books Finished)

Blood at the Root by Patrick Phillips— The white population of Forsyth County, Georgia, ran all the black people out in 1912 using violence and terror, and continued to use violence and terrorism to keep the county all-white until the 1990s. THE 1990s! This book about how such a thing could happen is fascinating and terrifying, especially in this current political climate so characterized by racism and white supremacy.


In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

Ghostland by Colin Dickey— A tour of America’s most haunted houses and places, and the history held in those places (both the history we admit and that which we do not). I am, of course, a history buff, and this comes at American history from such a new and interesting angle. Plus, ya know, Halloween.

As I Descended by Robin Talley— Described as a “boarding school lesbians Macbeth retelling,” so. Obviously I picked it up immediately.

That’s it for me! How was your week in reading?

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