Here at the Independent, the year is off to a strong start. In January we posted reviews of 28 books, as well as 15 other literary features including author Q&As, blog posts, and of course the launch of An Independent Voice.
by Josh Trapani
Welcome to February! How are everyone’s New Year’s resolutions going? (Sorry, couldn’t help it.)
Here at the Independent, the year is off to a strong start. In January we posted reviews of 28 books, as well as 15 other literary features including author Q&As, blog posts, and of course the launch of An Independent Voice. We have even more great stuff in store over the next months, which I’ll have more to say about that as the time gets closer.
For now, with 53 different pieces up on the site in January, perhaps you missed one or two? Below are the five that attracted the most readers in January:
1) Author Q&A with David Ebenbach—Linda Morefield discusses reading, writing, parenting and more with the author of Into the Wilderness.
2) Tenth of December by George Saunders —It’s already safe to say that this is going to be one of the most talked-about books of 2013, and Rae Bryant tackles this short story collection by a master of the form. Will we be seeing Saunders this fall at the National Book Festival? Hmmm.
3) An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of An Outsider in Paris by Stephanie LaCava—Patricia Schultheis takes a careful look at this memoir. And here I thought Paris was all about romance and wine….
4) The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell—What is going on with those two girls, and what happened to their parents? Amanda Holmes Duffy dissects the story.
5) The Real Literary Washington D.C.—Our list of books that embody the essence of Our Nation’s Capital.