Whooo, it’s Friday Reads! My favorite moment of the week. I’m reading Neil Gaiman’s new Norse Mythology because I’m going to be doing an email Q&A with him next week – watch this space!
Mama Susan Stamberg is reading Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth.
Friend of the Desk Colin Dwyer is reading The Vegetarian, which he compares delightfully to Bartleby the Scrivener.
PCHH producer Jessica Reedy has Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk.
Code Switch’s Karen Grigsby Bates reports, “I’ve been reading Kathleen Collins’ posthumously-published collection of interrelated short stories, Whatever Happened To Interracial Love? She was a playwright and filmmaker as well as an author, and these stories unfold like little movies of their own. And they’re a vision of black life that isn’t seen often enough. Makes you wonder what she would have done if she’d lived longer. (She died at 46, of breast cancer.)”
And Boss Lady Ellen is reading Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them.
How about you?