#fridayreads

What we’re reading, and what you should be reading too:

Bonnie Nadzam’s LAMB

Review for this will be up sometime next week. Story of an inappropriate relationship—quite inappropriate, actually.

David Grann’s “Trial by Fire”

Well, what do you know? The death penalty is in the news again! Shocking. Here’s one of the best pieces of reporting ever, one that will break your heart regardless of your politics.

Taylor Branch’s “The Shame of College Sports”

The pile-on of the NCAA continues, this time by a noted civil rights historian.

Robert Darnton’s THE GREAT CAT MASSACRE: AND OTHER EPISODES IN FRENCH CULTURAL HISTORY

I always return to this when I want enthralling, well-written cultural history; this sets the standard.

George Saunders’ “Bohemians”

Because no matter how much George Saunders you’re reading, you’re not reading enough George Saunders.

She’s on a bit of a getting-ready-to-give-birth kick at the moment, but normally the Lazy Self-indulgent Book Reviewer has really honest, witty things to say about all kinds of literature. Including romance novels. Check her out, unless you are against Tumblr, or Canadians (which would make you a crazy, crazy person).

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