I hope this Saturday delivery finds you well. We post our lovely links almost every Friday; this week’s exception is due to the 15th falling on a Friday, since Quick Lit happens on the 15th of the month. (Go check it out and share what you’ve been reading lately?)
I assembled this collection before my family received hard news yesterday; please know the date for the Fall Book Preview may change. Should that become necessary, we will give you plenty of notice.
Join us for Fall Book Preview!
The Fall Book Preview is almost here, and I’m so excited about the slightly different spin I’m putting on it for 2021. Some things will stay exactly the same: on October 21, I’ll share a curated list of the season’s most anticipated new titles, plus the info you need to decide which books are likely the best use of your precious reading time.
This exclusive event is for for Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club members and What Should I Read Next Patreon “Book Lover” supporters. Those communities will receive a printable that lists every title included in our preview.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- The great book shortage of 2021, explained. The solution? Shop early.
- Speaking of shopping early: don’t miss our My Reading Life book journal holiday box, back by popular demand from indie bookseller The Snail on the Wall to delight your favorite readers this season!
- TV and Movies Are Finally Celebrating Older Women. This is relevant to this week’s episode of What Should I Read Next. I talked with Christine Pride and Jo Piazza about their love of books with older female protagonists and how we want more. (Also relevant: 20 books featuring seasoned female protagonists.)
- Great shirt, great price. The colors for this versatile button-down are lovely.
- File Not Found. Now I feel old.
- Richard Wright’s Haikus Turned Into Public Art Around Downtown Brooklyn. This is so cool! I wish I could see them in person.
- My 16-year-old and I are just home from the first of several college visit road trips; she considers these chocolate bars a road trip essential and I am grateful.
- Hanging Out With Joan Didion: What I Learned About Writing From an American Master. Filing these tips away.
- Breakfast Is When Baking Becomes a Meal. I like this take and I’m bookmarking a bunch of the recipes.
- Spooky Middle Grade Reads To Usher in Fall. For anyone trying to get a few more spooky reads in before Halloween.
- Curious Question: Why does the air smell so good after it’s been raining? Such a thorough and fascinating explanation. (Via my friends at Strong Sense of Place, who always share excellent links in their own weekly round-up.)
Don’t miss these posts:
- 25 fascinating true stories you didn’t learn about in history class. These books explore untold, overlooked, or erstwhile top-secret true stories in a compelling narrative.
- 6 work-from-home wardrobe staples for life these days. I’ve worked from home for many years, but my wardrobe staples evolved this past year.
- My new little book page pumpkin. Here’s a seasonal craft for your weekend!
- October 26: Live chat with Bezi Yohannes: Time for our Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club discussion of Parable of the Sower with Bezi Yohannes! Bezi is an expert on Black fantasy and Afrofuturism, and she’ll be sharing more about these distinct genres with us to enhance our understanding of this month’s selection. (Events are available as replays for members who cannot attend live.)
- November 30: Live chat with author Amy Jo Burns: Time for our Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club discussion of Shiner with author Amy Jo Burns! (Events are available as replays for members who cannot attend live.)
You can find more upcoming events here.
Have a great weekend!