This month’s favorite is Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, a modern day retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. It was already on my reading list, but the book on this list that most intrigues me is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Homegoing is a tale of two sisters of wildly disparate fates, one marries well, the other is sold into slavery.
Also of interest is The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman, where spy librarians visit alternate realities and search out and “acquire” special volumes for their collections.
I may also read Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley. Occasionally, I enjoy a good tear jerker.
Here’s the full list. What’s on it you can’t wait to read?
I’m really surprised that neither Bark Skins by Anne Proulx nor The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver is on this list. Of course, my most anticipated read of the month is Allegiance of Honor. 🙂