I didn’t read many books published this year (I didn’t read that many books, given I’d vowed to read as slowly as I wanted to) but here are the ones I loved, along with recommendations from much more prolific readers, the editors of Necessary Fiction –read here.
Otherwise I’ve been productive and unproductive, juggling two essays (none finished) the flash fiction/linked story ms (not finished) a short poetry chapbook (almost! finished!), reading submissions for Necessary Fiction (proceeding well, thank you to all who send their pieces my way) flat hunting (very few prospects), Christmas shopping (nope, not finished either) and teaching (this one is done with until early January)
Phew. I’m off to venture into the sludgy weather to shop a little more and go to the gym, if I have the energy, if I can push myself into that much more forward motion.