I'll read almost anything and love what captures my imagination. Best of all is responding to books in the larger cultural sense, loving or loathsome. Literature should have a place in the wider world.
A lyrical, almost stream-of-consciousness story about divorce, and what it does to the narrator. No character is actually named, although some of his friends get letters, but they are all economically, yet throughly drawn. Despite a lack of happy endings or well-behaved characters (two of my pet peeves) I loved this book. The translation I read has beautiful, carefully wrought language and I could empathize with the characters' emotions, if not actions. Highly recommended.
Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy
Daniel Abraham, Robert Redick, Saladin Ahmed, K.J. Parker, Scott Lynch, Elizabeth Bear, Ysabeau S. Wilce, Ellen Klages, Jonathan Strahan, Jeffrey Ford, Trudi Canavan, Glen Cook, Ellen Kushner, Kate Elliott
Leonard Wolf, Bram Stoker
The Guermantes Way
Christopher Prendergast, Mark Treharne, Marcel Proust
The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Phillip Lopate
Pitch Like A Girl: How A Woman Can Be Herself And Still Succeed