Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Reading Lineup

Oh hello again! With all the fall new beginnings, I almost forgot I had a blog. Anyway, much of fall focuses on new school year and new television season.

But there's also the fall reading lineup. I posted this question on my Facebook page... does anyone have any good novel recommendations? I've gotten through many of the books I wanted to this summer. Now I'm looking for something new (or new to me) to read. Share your recommendations below, along with a brief why it's interesting to you.

E. Lynn Harris' final novel, Mama Dearest, releases soon. In L.A., Esowon Books will be having a celebratory reading and remembrance of E. Lynn Harris' work on Friday, September 25 at 7:30 pm. See if there is something similar in your area.

Another Friday evening reading event, The Promising Series curated by Noel Alumit, celebrates emerging LGBT writers. It also takes place Friday, September 25 at Skylight Books in L.A.

Finally, the West Hollywood Book Fair is coming soon. Sunday, October 4. Great reason to get to WEHO early on a Sunday and then stay after all the book stuff for some happy hour fun at the local bars and restaurants. And then the Latino Book and Family Festival comes to the east side of L.A. on October 10 and 11.

Another site I've often learned about interesting books and authors, White Readers Meet Black Authors site.

But what are you reading? Looking forward to reading? What excites you for fall?


thelastnoel said...

Aw, thanks for the mention.

Anonymous said...

Well, this novel was release last Spring and it got little noise, however;I would put it on your reading list. The title is: BEFORE I FORGET BY Leonard Pitts, Jr.

The storyline center around a Grandfather, Father and the young son. Taking place on the east coast and the west cost. This is a page turner and it will give us all reason to pause and think of our own lives.