Critical Linking

Arizona Prison Officials Won’t Let Incarcerated Read Book That Critiques The Criminal Justice System: Critical Linking, May 23, 2019

Critical Linking, a round-up of the most interesting bookish news and links from around the web, is sponsored by the audiobook of Birthday by Meredith Russo.

“Sykes said the ACLU learned of the ban from “Chokehold” author Paul Butler, a former federal prosecutor from Washington, D.C.

Butler, who is African-American, wrote the book after he was arrested on false assault allegations, an event that dramatically changed his view of the justice system.”

The prison system is broken and helping no one. 

“Stephen Chbosky recently revealed that he has written a new book titled Imaginary Friend. The forthcoming novel will be the first he has written since The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, which he penned 20 years ago.

The author announced the book was coming on his Twitter earlier this afternoon. Chbosky says his latest effort took nearly nine years. Additionally, Chbosky told readers Imaginary Friend would finally hit shelves Oct. 1.”

As a horror lover, I am so excited about this

“I always like to pick out a bunch of books to bring with me whenever I get ready to go on vacation. More often than not, I end up taking more books than I could possibly read on one trip. My philosophy is that I’d rather have too much to read on a trip than too little.

If you’re like me, you’re probably starting to think about what’s on your summer reading list this year—and I can’t recommend the books below highly enough.”

Bill Gates offers his summer reading list (which is entirely white, and it only features one female author…)