This month I was intrigued by a review at The Captive Reader that expresses appreciation for seeing an author come through with the best she is capable of, even after some not-so-successful attempts. I hadn’t heard of Natasha Solomons but I’ll definitely be seeking her out now.
Here are more of my favorite posts and articles from this month:
Food for Thought
- A thoughtful consideration of the journeys we make through myth and fiction, from Calmgrove.
- At She Reads Novels, we’re asked to consider: with historical fiction, do you like to read broadly or narrowly–that is, about many different periods and topics, or concentrating on only a few?
- And here’s a stirring defense of historical fiction by author Sherwood Smith, at Book View Cafe.
- If you just need a lift, read this lovely holiday story about generosity and gratitude, at The Gilmore Guide to Books.
- The world of PG Wodehouse, as seen in the covers of the complete edition from Overlook Press.
- The best in book art from 2015, from My Modern Met.
- From BuzzFeed, an amazingly detailed map of literature that was created by a 17 year old.
- Think adult coloring books are a new trend? Think again. (via the New Republic)
- Just in case you’re suffering from a dearth of books to read, Brooklyn Magazine offers a massive list of books to look forward to in 2016.
- And from the Millions, another huge list of 2016 nonfiction.
- If you’re particularly interested in forthcoming science fiction and fantasy, there’s a list for that too (from io9).
- If you prefer books that have stood the test of time, Alexander McCall Smith recommends some of his favorites at the Telegraph.
From Page to Stage (and screen)
- A very thorough review of the National Theatre production of Jane Eyre, from Bookish Whimsy.
- And another thoughtful review of the opera version of Bel Canto, at Wildmoo Books.
- In memory of Alan Rickman, his best bookish roles courtesy of Book Riot.
Image of the Month
An Audience in Athens during ‘Agamemnon’ – William Blake Richmond (1884)
Shared in the Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer