Reading is probably the least sexy part of pop culture. If there is a ranking it would go: keeping up on Peak TV, catching the latest Oscar bait, and hearing the newest band before the rest of the world does. Yet literature is the longest, strongest pillar of culture, pop or not. Here are 25… Read More 25 books from 2016 you need to read
Samantha Hunt is a very successful author: she won the Bard Fiction Prize, was part of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, and was a finalist for the Orange Prize. After receiving critical acclaim for her first two novels, The Seas (2004) and The Invention of Everything Else (2008), she returned with one of the best… Read More Ep. 5: Samantha Hunt
Literature in 2016 has been so high caliber that it was hard to narrow this list down to just five. However, there have been some that I have have been constantly suggesting to friends more than others, and once I realized that creating this list was easier said than done. The novels range from transcendent debuts… Read More Favorites of 2016 (so far): literature
Here are five fiction books to check out this month. I’ll try to add some non-fiction and different genres (maybe even some male writers) in future months.
[ release date: January 5, 2016 via Houghton Mifflin Harcourt] Samantha Hunt’s latest novel, Mr. Splitfoot, is an enchanting modern gothic ghost story. The most memorable aspect of the novel Hunt’s ability to bring to life this story that primarily deals with the dead. Her prose makes the characters feel alive, and, even though there… Read More ‘Mr. Splitfoot’ by Samantha Hunt reviewed