Spotlight Series is back! We did really well in our first two-week series featuring Unbridled Books in March. This time around, we're doing one targeted week in May- the 16th-22nd- and putting the spotlight on New York Review Books Classics!
NYRB Classics is one of my favorite publishers in the world. They publish books that are often not quite full-length novels, but are not short stories, either. This is often an overlooked length in the story format, and I love publishers that highlight these works. NYRB also re-issues many books from earlier periods that were undeservedly forgotten or lapsed into obscurity. And when I say "earlier periods," I don't mean prior to the 20th century. One of my personal favorites, Wish Her Safe at Home, was published in the 1980s but didn't get a lot of attention until NYRB picked it up to publish recently.
So I'm really excited we're spotlighting NYRB Classics! And I feel you should all be excited, too! Not only are the books published of a manageable length to read, but there are also so many titles! Really, participating in this series will help you achieve almost any reading challenge you are currently participating in. There are books by people of color, people from nations all over the world, authors new and old, across almost any genre, and all with very distinctive and stylish covers. NYRB is a publisher for book lovers and collectors and if you have yet to discover this fabulous press, then I hope you participate in our series. Sign-ups are open through the end of the month over on the Spotlight Series blog. Sign-up early and for as many books as you'd like!
There will be swag!