March 13: Books to Read and Review
A few new exciting Spring books recently arrived in the mail, so I thought I’d update you all with the current status of my “To Read and Review” stack.
Roberto Arlt, The Seven Madmen (New York Review Books)
Miroslav Penkov, Stork Mountain (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Timothy Egan, The Immortal Irishman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The Seven Madmen is still on this list, where it’s been for about a month — major releases keep coming out that have de-prioritized this one, but I’m very much enjoying what I’ve read so far. I’m looking forward to the whimsical Stork Mountain which is being hailed as Don Quixote-esque tale of rural Bulgaria, and I’m pleased to put some nonfiction onto the pile (for a change). I found Timothy Egan’s The Worst Hard Time to be an essential book of American History and have high hopes for The Immortal Irishman.