About a year ago the NBCC started what was going to be a monthly Best Recommended List, which shortly thereafter turned into a seasonal list of Good Reads and then went dormant after spring recommendations. Now they return with a revamped NBCC Reads for fall. The new plan is not so much recommendations about new books as an online English class: “Three times a year, we will pose a question to this group. The results will be posted here at Critical Mass. We will no longer tabulate votes or rank the titles under discussion. Instead, we will simply give an […]
As part of their fall preview issue, NY Magazine looks at a variety of authors and forthcoming books, highlighting (in short pieces0 Toni Morrison; Philip Roth and John Updike; Hannah Tinti; Amitav Gosh; Roberto Bolano; Marilyn Robinson; and Curtis Sittenfeld.Books preview home page The section includes a look at the “season”: short month-by-month highlights.