Lit Hits: What We're Reading in January
Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the books that keep us up at night, the novels we can't put down, the memoirs that call to us over our morning coffees. Every month, we'll share our staff's latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.
Katie, Grub's Marketing/AV Intern, is reading John Gardner's Grendel. For her, the book is a strong reminder about the importance of perspective and she loves John Gardner's distinct and witty writing style.
Director of Programs & Marketing Alison is currently reading Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire in protest, and has just finished the beautiful and profoundly moving Silence by Shusaku Endo.
Marcella, Grub's Marketing Assistant, is just starting Adam Silvera's History Is All You Left Me.
Kaitlyn, Grub's Muse Conference & Donor Communications Assistant, hopes to start reading A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir when she finds the time.
Artistc Director Chris has his grubby hands on a gallery of Alex Marzano-Lesnevich's The Fact of A Body and can't wait to dive into it!
Office Manager Lauren is reading the Best American Essays 2016 and The Story of a New Name, by Elena Ferrante.
Dariel, Grub's Head of Faculty and Curriculum, is currently reading The Infatuations by Javier Marías.
Programs Assistant Lauren just finished Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters, and she's now starting The Giver for her aptly timed project on alternative history and dystopian literature.
Director of the Boston Literary District Alysia is reading an advanced reader copy of My Life with Bob, by NYTBR editor Pamela Paul.
Sarah, Grub's Marketing and Community Engagement Manager, is re-re-reading Loving Day for her class, plus The Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire, from which she's gaining some much needed perspective. The two books that are glaring at her from her stack are The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy and Long Division by Kiese Laymon.
Programs & Advocacy Manager Jonathan is also reading Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire, as well as By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño, which is like a fever dream.