I’m finally back and mostly recovered from the whirlwind that was Book Riot Live (which was amazing and comforting and therapeutic and exactly what I needed, especially the part about sobbing during the Broadway show tunes panel). Let’s do it:
Inbox (Books Acquired)
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (March 7, Riverhead)–The publicist who sent me this book included a note that said it might be the most important book Riverhead puts out next year, and it’s easy to see why. Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, has written a novel about the refugee crisis wrapped up in a love story. Probably don’t need to go into why it’s a book we need right now.
Outbox (Books Finished)
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
The Clancys of Queens by Tara Clancy–I saw Tara Clancy at Book Riot Live (what what) before I knew anything about her book, a memoir about growing up working class in Queens. She made a point on one of her panels about how the last book about the working class in New York that was written by a woman that most people can name was really A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which absolutely blew my mind. I immediately ran out and got the book (on audio, which is essential–Clancy has a perfect Queens accent and is herself a performer, and it’s hilarious and her comedic timing is just so good).
That’s it for me! How was your week in books?