silby’s 2023 board

A book published at least 50 years before you were born: Persuasion by Jane AustenA book with a season in the title…or the word “season”: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William ShakspērA book of just straight up hijinks/hijinks vibes: The Pursuit of Love by Nancy MitfordA book with multiple narrators or points of view: Slow Horses by Mick HerronAn author’s debut novel: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
A short story collection by a woman: Attrib. by Eley WilliamsA book a friend wants you to read: A Deadly Education by Naomi NovikAn adult book by an author best known for writing for children/YA: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le GuinA book by an author you read for the first time in the last two years: The Recognitions by William GaddisA book translated from Russian: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A book that was originally published in installments: Illness as Metaphor by Susan SontagA book with a photograph on the cover: The Two-Penny Bar by Georges SimenonAny book! (Free space): The Strange Bird by Jeff VanderMeerA book by an author who has immigrated to America: France before 1789: The Unraveling of an Absolutist Regime by Jon ElsterA book about a road trip: Nevada by Imogen Binnie
A book about food: Treatise on Modern Stimulants by Honoré de BalzacA book published in 2023: Translation State by Ann LeckieA non-fiction book about fiction: Theory of the Gimmick by Sianne NgaiA book you got for free: The Gilded Age by Mark Twain & Charles Dudley WarnerA book with a film or TV adaptation in production: My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
A book that is amongst those you’ve owned for the longest without readingA book that’s second or later in a series: The Lost Gallows by John Dickson CarrA book about the natural world: Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeerA book on Vulture’s Best Books of 2022 list: Pure Colour by Sheila HetiA book by an author you read in school: Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson