This week we asked Entropy contributors to share what they are reading right now.
What Belongs To You by Garth Greenwell
Absurdistian by Gary Shteyngart
The Gloaming by Melanie Finn
The PDT Cocktail Book by Meehan and Gall, and The Negroni by Gary Regan
One Foot Off the Gutter by Peter Plate, Not So Quite Stories by David S. Atkinson, Target in the Night by Ricardo Piglia, Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones, Hell is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement, edited by Sarah Shourd, James Ridgeway and Jean Casella
Wanderlust by Rebeca Solnit and In America by Susan Sontag. Just finished Apocalypse Swing by Gabrielle Calvocoressi and loved it.
Oreo by Fran Ross
Volume 3 of Reiner Stach’s bio of Kafka
Le Morte D’Arthur by Thomas Malory, Snakewood by Adrian Selby, Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
I Am a Cat by Soseki Natsume
The Prank of the Good Little Virgin of Via Ormea by Amara Lakhous
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and it’s the best thing I’ve read in years.
In the Murmurs of the Rotten Carcass Economy by Daniel Borzutzky & The Selected Writings of Eqbal Ahmad edited by Carollee Bengelsdorf, Margaret Cerullo, and Yogesh Chandrani
A friend and former student just gave me Salvador Plascencia’s The People of Paper, and it’s so good! Also reading Charlie Jane Anders’ very fun All the Birds in the Sky and dipping into Angels of the Americlypse whenever I have a chance.
Lonely City by Olivia Liang and Proxies by Brian Blanchfield; I can’t shut up about either of them. Please read them so that we can talk about them.
Dennis James Sweeney
The Impossibly by Laird Hunt
Of Walking in Ice by Werner Herzog; Melancholy by Lászlo F. Földényi, translated by Tim Wilkinson; and Harm by Hillary Gravendyk
The Vegetarian by Han Kang, A Burglar’s Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh, and Little Labors by Rivka Galchen
Sylvia Aguliar Zeleny
Re-reading A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor because I am working on a project that needs Flannery’s slam-bang style. And because it’s Flannery!
The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson and Ocean Vuong’s Night Sky With Exit Wounds
Pig Iron by David James Keaton and The Pulse Between Dimensions and the Desert by Rios de la Luz
The Bridge in the Jungle by B. Traven, The Best American Essays of 1992 edited by Susan Sontag.
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle, 100 Crushes by Elisha Lim, When the Sick Rule the World by Dodie Bellamy.