As I recapped yesterday, I'm still in the process of reading two books from last month:
→ JANE EYRE by Charlotte Brontë - I'm hoping to make it to the end this month.
→ BLUE MARS by Kim Stanley Robinson - I expect I'll be working slowly through this one until the end of the year.
Two more books for this month's list:
→ LONG DRIVE HOME by Will Allison - I read this Slate essay by the author in May. I was moved, and I was curious to see the book that resulted from the difficult work he described, especially when I read the description. The story involves a family in the aftermath of a car accident.
→ ZONE ONE by Colson Whitehead - This zombie apocalypse novel is coming out on October 18th and is the first selection for the new Bookrageous book club. Bookrageous is a podcast about books that I just might be slightly obsessed with. I wasn't necessarily in the mood for any more zombie books, but I do like Colson Whitehead, and as I said, I'm a devoted Bookrageous fan, so what else could I do but preorder this book?
Good Stuff Out There:
→ Livia Blackburne shares the strategies she's using to build strong characters and emotional depth in revision: "My opinions of backstory have changed quite a bit over the past year. I used to avoid it because people so often warned against backstory overload, but I'm coming to realize how important it is for character bonding."