Rejoice! Spring is finally here, which means it's *officially* outdoor reading season. There's absolutely nothing I enjoy more -- in fact, I even prefer reading outdoors to reading in bed, which is saying a lot. I guess it's something about the breeze. Anyway. Here are a couple of recent and forthcoming releases I recommend you dig into while the weather is still right:
Girl in a Band, by Kim Gordon - Even if you're only a cursory fan of Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon's memoir is inspiring and insightful, a look into a life transformed by art. If you loved Just Kids, then you'll enjoy Girl in a Band.
I'm Very Into You, by Kathy Acker & McKenzie Wark - The heartfelt/vulnerable/compelling/nerdy/tragic email exchange between Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark, published posthumously almost 20 years after Acker's death. A time capsule that thrusts you right back into the 1990s, when email and the internet was a brand new territory for writers.
God Help the Child, by Toni Morrison - Because it always comes back to childhood, doesn't it?