So, to my chagrin, I did not make it all the way through my entire September Women Poets list—but I’m being gentle with myself. That list was 75 books by 61 different poets, and that’s a lot of reading. So I’m moving into my next reading challenge: a multi-genre free-for-all that I have (because I’m punny) named The Hunt for #ReadOctober. So far, it includes some highly-recommended nonfiction, some leftover poetry from September plus a recommendation from my thesis chair, and as much of the Giller Prize Longlist (best Canadian fiction of the year) as I can get my hands on (without buying from Amazon).

NONFICTION

The Real Lolita: the Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World — by Sarah Weinman
I Am, I Am, I Am — by Maggie O’Farrell
Heart Berries — by Terese Marie Mailhot
The Spinning Magnet: the Force that Created the Modern World and Could Destroy it  — by Alanna Mitchell

POETRY

Poems New and Collected — by Audre Lorde
The Body’s Question — by Tracy K Smith
Ceremonial — by Carly Joy Miller
The Explosive Expert’s Wife — by Shara Lessley
Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl— Diane Seuss
Elegy — by Larry Lewis

FICTION — or, as much of the Giller Prize longlist as I can get my hands on before the month’s end

Zolitude — by Paige Cooper
Jonny Appleseed — by Joshua Whitehead
Motherhood — by Sheila Heti
Vi — by Kim Thúy
Something for Everyone — by Lisa Moore

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