This Week in Words – Jun 8

by Treehouse Editors

compiled by Rachel Bondurant

Check out these New York Times mini-reviews of beach-worthy books. Titles vary from Stephen King’s Joyland to Rebecca Lee’s collection Bobcat to Carl Hiaason’s Bad Monkey. Scroll down the list blindfolded, point at random, and you’re sure to find something you won’t regret reading.

Reason #256,365 I should be living in New York City already.

Disclaimer: I think hashtags are stupid. That being said, someone did us all a favor and collected some book-related hashtags on Instagram. So, you know, if any of what I just said is your thing: wait for it…Bookstagram.

Whatever literary character you identify with, it can’t shut down a conversation faster than this one. I’m not sure whether to be proud or disturbed that I completely get where this guy is coming from. Let me also say: it is not because of the serial killing.

I think we can all agree that this question is the worst and the inventor of it should, as James Drummond suggests, be punished somehow. And that’s your reading recommendation for the week. It’s also a challenge I’m issuing that you supply one of these scenarios the next time you’re asked this question.