Short Listed: September 2022

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

The Fellowship of the Ring

by JRR Tolkien

Goodbye, Summer. Thanks for the memories.

Hello, Autumn. The best is yet to come!

What To Read

Clementine Book One

by Tillie Walden

On a perilous journey north, Clementine meets up with a handful of wayward teenagers attempting to build a walker-free settlement. But as friendship, rivalry, and romance begin to blossom amongst the group, the harsh winter soon reveals that the biggest threat they face…might be each other.

The Other Black Girl: A Novel

by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary that is perfect for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or overlooked in the workplace, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Seasonal Work

by Laura Lippman

The award-winning master of psychological suspense is in top form in this collection of diverse and diabolically clever stories. Seasonal Work features a collection of previously published stories as well as the new story “Just One More.”

What To Watch

Rings of Power

Darkness rises over Middle-earth once more. Premiering this month is the prequel installment of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series by JRR Tolkien. Available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

House of the Dragon

Winter is coming. This time through the House of Dragons, the new HBO prequel to the Game of Thrones book series by George RR Martin.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens’s engaging love story and whodunit mystery set in a small coastal town in the 1960s is now in theaters.

Where To Go

Printers Row Lit Festival

The Library of Congress-hosted annual festival will feature author Morgan Talty, who was part of Short Story Fest 2022 in an interview with Joseph Holt, author of Golden Heart Parade. National Book Festival sessions are both live and streaming.

[Click here to see the SSF 2022 Talty-Holt interview.]

Brooklyn Book Festival 2022

The Brooklyn Book Festival returns this year with a curated selection of in-person and virtual sessions scheduled from September 25 – October 3. Authors include Carmen Machado, author of the short story collection Her Body and Other Parties, and Joyce Carol Oates, the prolific author of numerous novels and stories, including her latest collection, Extenuating Circumstances: Tales of Crime and Suspense.

Bucks County Book Festival

It’s two days of local literary happenings in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on Friday September 23 and Saturday, September 24. Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Hotel Nantucket, is this year’s keynote speaker. Festival events also include two Writers Workshop sessions ($30 general admission, $15 students) and three venues of Books ‘N Brew (free).

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