Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Book Your Stocking with Stephanie Noll

Book Your Stocking: December 13

All month long, readers are sharing their Book Lists: To Give, To Read. We're over halfway to Christmas, and my own reading list has doubled, if not tripled, in size thanks to all the wonderful discoveries. And here's another day of additions, thanks to today's reader, Stephanie Noll.


Giving List

  1.  Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. National Book Award winner. Stunning sentences and a story that is a page-turner. 
  2. The Mothers by Brit Bennet. I loved this book so much that I only allowed myself to read a little bit at at time because it was so good and I didn't want it to end.
  3. Hollow by Owen Egerton. An incredible book that asks:  how do you live a life when the unthinkable happens? I thought about this book for a long, long while after finishing it--I'm thinking about it still.
  4. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson. Damn, this woman can write. This book takes the "coming of age" story to a whole new level. Gorgeous, gorgeous book and compelling story.
  5. Wait Till You See Me Dance by Deb Olin Unferth. An incredible collection of stories that will delight those who enjoy more experimental fiction and those who appreciate more traditional form--Unferth masters both, sometimes at the same time. 


About today's reader:
Stephanie Noll,
used by permission

Stephanie Noll is a writer, teacher, and storyteller living in Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared in Modern Loss, Motherwell, and is forthcoming in The Ocotillo Review.


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