New books I want this week:
- ‘On Tyranny’ by Timothy Snyder. This is published by Vintage, and from 27th March the whole thing will be up on huge posters, made in collaboration with students from Kingston Uni, on Leonard Street in Shoreditch. I love everything about that. I can’t wait to see it, and read it. I’ve been utterly obsessed with politics lately. It seems so fantastical that I’ve not even missed books. It doesn’t seem real. As a result, I’ve found myself reaching for more non-fiction. In a post-truth, fake news era, all I want is facts. Give me history, politics, even geography, science. I want to know and learn as much as possible. This seems like it’ll 100% hit the spot.
- ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ by George Saunders. No idea why. People on my Twitter are raving about it.
- ‘Difficult Women’ by Roxanne Gay. A book club choice (see previous post. another sassy feminist choice. win).