Read With Your Friends!

It’s true that the best thing about reading is that it keeps you from having to talk to people. HOWEVER: if you’re going to talk to people, books make a fine topic—and three of our recent titles are making waves as summer book-club picks. Get it? Waves? Because it’s SUMMER?

I’ll show myself out.

First up, Be Worldly: Read Lit in Translation! from Shelf Awareness recommends twenty translated titles from cultures around the world, with two Biblioasis titles among them.

Reading group guides for Catherine Leroux’s The Party Wall and Ondjaki’s Transparent City are both available on our website.

Next, Paige Cooper’s Zolitude is All Lit Up’s Summer Book Club pick for July. Of this mesmerizing debut collection, they write: “The badass ensemble of Zolitude‘s women characters don’t so much take the reader for a ride as they snatch the reader up and jerk them along an austere, dystopian road of twelve short stories. Written with unapologetic intelligence and complexity, this incredible collection refuses to ever give up—and you don’t want it to.” Click through to read a sample story, buy a copy at 15% off, and follow along with upcoming events related to this title.

Don’t have a book club? I happen to know that dogs particularly enjoy this title.