For Reading Ireland Month 2019, I’ve selected five titles, one for each week’s theme, with the hope that I’ll have time to read other books beyond my list as the month unfolds.
For the month of January I’ll be focusing on reading fiction and nonfiction by writers in translation, from Haruki Murakami to Marguerite Duras.
For this week of Nonfiction November I’ll be reading an eclectic mix of literary journalism and cultural criticism, from Susan Orlean’s The Library Book to Zadie Smith’s Feel Free: Essays.
For this week of Nonfiction November I’ll be reading several books on Universal Basic Income, including Annie Lowrey’s Give People Money, as well as Dani Shapiro’s memoir on paternity, Inheritance.
I’ll be kicking off Nonfiction November with a mix of memoirs, from Kiese Laymon’s Heavy to Francisco Cantú’s The Line Becomes a River.
Ahead of Halloween I’ll be focusing on reading horror classics, from Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House to Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild and Other Stories.