Review of the Month: The Song Collector
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
12 thoughts on “Link Love: January 2016”
Some juicy links here, Lory, some of which I’ve already followed up, so thanks! And thanks for linking to my discussion of the Journey in literature, much appreciated. There’s so much of literary interest and value across the blogosphere so I’m sure we’re all grateful that you search the best out so we don’t necessarily have to!
Glad you like my picks, Chris. I do greatly enjoy the process of selecting them each month.
So many different links to follow here. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a post quite like this before, but I love it!
I was inspired by a few other bloggers who do something similar. I’m so glad you like it!
Oh all the lists! I will definitely be busy for quite awhile with all your links! The Wodehouse covers sound fabulous. Have a great week!
It really is quite something to see those all assembled together.
Thank you so much for including me in your list, Lory! That really was one of the most amazing surprises I’ve ever had. Such kindness from a stranger.
I love all these links- so much good reading and great ideas!
You’re welcome, Catherine, and thank you for sharing your story.
Like the image of the month idea, very cool 🙂 Have a great week!
Thanks, Sara. Choosing those is a highlight for me each month.
A wonderful roundup of things I wouldn’t have found otherwise 🙂
Oh good, that’s what I hoped it would be.