Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow
April 5, 2022
I honestly can’t remember how this book made it onto my reading list (I’ve never read anything by Stringfellow before) but I think it sounds very compelling. I’m a sucker for stories that span generations, and it also sounds like this will be a novel with strong female characters. Can’t wait!
Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor
April 5, 2022
I’m always down for a hotel with dark secrets. Hopefully, this YA novel will be a fun read.
Whitemud Walking by Matthew James Weigel
April 12, 2022
Weigel is an extremely talented writer and I’m very excited for his first full-length book of poetry. I had the pleasure of working with him while I was an editor at Daze and he is one of my husband’s grad students. (I should also disclose that my husband is the book’s editor, but all the more reason for my anticipation.) This collection addresses treaties, land, archival documents, and Weigel’s ancestors. I’m looking forward to seeing how it all comes together.
I’m a little on the fence about this one. On the one hand, the role junk science plays in wrongful convictions is an extremely interesting topic. On the other, Fabricant is the Innocence Project’s director of strategic litigation, so he’s not exactly an impartial party. (Also can we just acknowledge that Fabricant is an unfortunate last name for someone writing non-fiction?) But reading his bio, he also seems to have a wealth of experience, so I’m interested in reading the book and evaluating the information he has to present.
Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf
April 19, 2022
This YA book has murder, Scrabble, and an Instagram account being updated from beyond the grave. I’m in.
Bloom by Ruth Forman, illustrated by Talia Skyles
April 26, 2022
The week we brought Forman’s Glow home from the library I think I had to read it to my daughter at least three times a day. She was obsessed. I don’t know if it was Forman’s poetry or Geneva Bowers’s gorgeous illustrations or a combination of both, but she really loved it. Skyles’s illustrations look just as beautiful and I’m really hoping my daughter will love Bloom just as much.