Amin Franky here!
If you’ve been paying any attention to the literary world you know that there is some amazing lit on the shelves right now. There’s a lot of things that are getting a lot of hype (that are totally worth it) and a lot of stuff that isn’t getting nearly as much hype (and by hype I’m talking Oscar level hype) that is definitely worth the read.
When walking into a bookstore, I’m often overwhelmed. There’s a million different things on the shelf and I have no idea what I should be reading at all!
Here are a few books that you definitely need to be sticking your nose into! (These are all Morning Side Book tested and Morning Side Book approved!)
- Call Me By Your Name
Now I know that you might have seen the Oscar hype because of the film adaption of this book and feel some aversion. Because who wants to believe the hype? But I’m here to tell you that you should really believe the hype.
This is one of the best books that’s out right now. I think that this is one of those books that is about a somewhat sensitive topic (in this case it’s about gay relationships) but it’s more about people who so happened to be gay… not about people who are “omg so gay”.
This book is a great coming of age story and a fantastic story about love between some people that just so happens to be gay.
- Animals Strike Curious Poses
If you love nonfiction as much as I do, you’ll love this collection of creative non-fictional short stories. This book is written in a way that’s inspired by an old world bestiary – which is somewhat like a field guide… but instead she writes on animals that have some how made an impact on the human centered world.
These are stories that are very matter of fact but there is definitely underlying meaning in these short snippets. But the author isn’t going to tell you straight out, it’s up to you to figure out exactly what she’s trying to say.
- Vampires in the Lemon Grove
Can you tell that I’m obsessed with short story collections yet? For those of you who are big fans of horror and thriller, you should definitely check these quirky stories out. You can definitely feel the heavy Stephen King influence as you read through these interesting (and horrific) pieces, but the author still clearly has her own defined voice.
These are some of my favorite books that are out right now. While they aren’t the freshest off the press, I still think that their message is super fresh and interesting. These authors are coming from such different and interesting perspectives that I haven’t quite found in other hyped up books.
Because like I said earlier! You really can’t believe the hype (believe me, I’ve read plenty of top rated books that bore the hell out of me).
Do you have any books that you’re absolutely obsessed with right now? Let us know in the submissions!