Monthly Lit Hits: What We're Reading in September
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.
Jonathan, Grub’s Program Coordinator, is reading Paul Beatty's The Sellout.
KL, our Youth Programs Manager, is already getting into the spirit of Halloween. She just finished reading Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay, which Stephen King called the scariest book he's read all year. Now, she's delving into Ray Bradbury's classic Something Wicked This Way Comes.
Eve, Grub’s Founder and Executive Director, is reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. She's also re-reading Grace Paley's Enormous Changes at the Last Minute becasue every now and then she loves to hear her singular voice.
Literary Cultural District Coordinator Larry just finished reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates while he was on vacation. Now he's onto Coates' The Beautiful Struggle.
Alison, Director of Programs and Marketing, is reading Murakami's Kafka on the Shore. She's also re-reading Gilead by Marilynne Robinson for a book club with her best friend's grandmother.
Grant, Grub’s Executive Assistant, is slowly re-reading (savoring, really) one of his favorite books, The Ballonists by Eula Biss. Afterwards, he's also planning on reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Sonya, Assistant Director of the Muse and the Marketplace conference, is reading A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.
Head Instructor Chip is reading Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life as well. He says it's a light, fun beach read.
Our Office Manager, Lauren, just started reading The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion by Meghan Daum and is loving it. She's considering skipping her next book to also read A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.
For novel research purposes, Sarah, our Marketing and Community Engagement Manager, is reading We're Still Here Ya Bastards: How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt Their City by Roberta Brandes Gratz.
Artistic Director Chris is continuing his obsession with Hanya Yanagihara. He's about to start Yanagihara's The People in the Trees.