The Editors’ Blog is a blog co-authored by Chelsea, Trisha, and Darcy where they will post general announcements, their monthly picks, and important news to address.
Tragedy in Virginia
We’d first like to address the recent tragedy in Virginia, regarding journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward. We urge our readers to not focus on the graphic images and video released regarding their murders, but on their wonderful work as journalists as well as their meaningful lives. We extend our sincerest condolences to their friends and families in this difficult time.
I’ve recently become obsessed with Gillian Flynn novels. This summer, I devoured Gone Girl and Dark Places. I also watched (and loved) the movie, Gone Girl, and cannot wait for the movie adaption of Dark Places. Flynn’s novels can be dark and occasionally disturbing, but they’re truly gripping. I could not put down either book until I finished it. While her books do have twists in them, for me, they’re nothing compared to Jodi Picoult’s infuriating twists (My Sister’s Keeper, anyone?), and I quite like how she structures the story. On top of all that, her writing is descriptive and rich. Check them out!
Last month I read Euphoria by Lily King. It’s a novel, loosely based upon anthropologist Margaret Mead’s life, that follows three young anthropologists in New Guinea, 1933, who get swept up in a passionate love triangle that threatens their personal and professional lives. It’s a remarkable work of historical fiction that I couldn’t put down – there’s so much tension! King’s writing is beautifully detailed. I was very impressed with her ability to play around with point of view and form within the novel structure. It was highlighted as a New York Times Book of the Year in 2014, so definitely check it out!
I spent a lot of time in airports this August, so I sat down and read a book that was long overdue for me. Little Women was a book I had meant to read for a long time, but never quite got around to it. When I did finally sit down and read it, I fell head over heels in love with it. I loved the characters, the imagery, the story, all of it. I laughed, I cried, the whole shebang. I can definitely see why this story has been a lasting classic. If you haven’t picked up this story yet, you should!