February 2017: Books to Read and Review
After a number of short novellas in January, I’m excited to dig into some longer books this month. Karl Ove Knausgaard and Fredrik Ekelund’s correspondence about soccer sounds remarkable and frankly quite strange, and I’m looking forward to a new novel by Jeff Vandermeer, having adored his “Southern Reach” trilogy a few years back. I’m on deck to review The Schooldays of Jesus, but I think I owe it to myself (and Coetzee) to read The Childhood of Jesus first (I’ve got a copy en route from abebooks).
Here’s my books-to-read stack, as it stands this early February:
Borne by Jeff Vandermeer (FSG Originals)
Waves Passing in the Night by Lawrence Weschler (Bloomsbury)
The Schooldays of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee (Viking)
Somebody with a Little Hammer by Mary Gaitskill (Pantheon)
Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game by Karl Ove Knausgaard and Fredrik Ekelund (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)