The World Doesn't Require You by Rion Amilcaa Scott
As you dive into Rion Amilcaa Scott's The World Doesn't Require You, you'll no doubt find yourself highlighting passages over and over again, consistently marveling over the author's storytelling genius (at least I did). The story collection introduces readers to a diverse cast of characters as it takes the form of everything from biblical updates to coming of age stories and fables. It's worth a read for the final tale alone, "Special Topics in Loneliness Studies," which chronicles a professor's deterioration into loneliness.
Out Aug. 20