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Lunchtime Poll: The Best Book You’ve Read Lately

Here at P-Mag, our summer reading program lasts all year long.

I need some book recs, people. Tell me, what’s the best book you’ve recently read?

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Buzz Aldrin, What Happened To You In All The Confusion by Johan Harstad took me a while, but really pulled me in after.

I’m still reading Communion Town by Sam Thompson. It’s a town in ten stories and it’s magic realistic, cheeky, shadowy ..I really like it.

Some of my faves, none of which are particularly (or even remotely) recent:

The Bitterbynde Trilogy by Cecilia Dart-Thornton. You may want to keep a dictionary handy if you need to know the exact meanings of words. Otherwise, just enjoy the language-it’s so rich and ooey-gooey in the mouth.

Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married by Marian Keyes-chick lit, but not utterly shallow.

Anything by Connie Willis but Passages is particularly good. Although, fair warning, I’m not a “crier”, but this book had me in tears. Like, I seriously almost threw the book at my hubby’s head when he interrupted me at the wrong point kind of crying.

I adored the following: Deathless (Catherynne M. Valente), This is How You Lose Her (Junot Diaz), and Swamplandia (Karen Russell).

A friend recommended Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) and I think I’ll read that one next.

For general nonfiction reading, I’ve just started Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power (Seth Rosenfeld) and it’s a fascinating and insidious indictment of Reagan.

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