The Editors at The Rumpus Can’t Wait to Read to PLANET GRIM

“The news, broadly speaking, hasn’t been good since November 8, 2016, and it wasn’t a picnic in the park prior to that fateful Election Day. This week, we’ve decided to eschew current events in favor of giving you some exciting literature to look forward to. (If you want a list for when everyone is talking about healthcare, find last week’s here.)

If a title is marked as a Rumpus Book Club or Poetry Book Club selection, you can receive this book before its release date and participate in an exclusive conversation with its author! Just head to our store and become a member today—and, through August 15, purchase a 6-month Book Club subscription and receive your own signed copy of Roxane Gay’s newest book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body!

What follows is a list of books Rumpus editors can’t wait to read, forthcoming in the next six months. Take a quick break from the apocalyptic news and end your week with this list of books to eagerly anticipate (assuming the world doesn’t end) instead! If you’re feeling especially optimistic, go ahead and preorder yourself a few books, too!”

Read the rest of the list here, which includes Jesmyn Ward, Celeste Ng, Josh Weil, Jennifer Egan, Carmen Maria Machado and our Alex Behr!

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