The Pacific Northwest likes to read, and what better way to get book suggestions than to ask around? In this monthly feature, we ask prominent Northwest residents what books they’re reading, rereading and recommending — and why.
This month: Zoe Hana MikutaUniversity of Washington undergraduate and author of the young adult (YA) Sapphic science fiction novel “Gearbreakers,” whose sequel “Godslayers” came out June 28.
What book are you reading now?
I’m currently reading a really soft contemporary book for my soft brain. It’s called “A Show for Two” by Tashie Bhuiyan. She’s one of my friends, so I’m always drooling over her contemporary books.
What book have you reread the most?
I was reading this in middle grade age, but it’s “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead. Oh, my gosh, that one is just achingly human.
What book do you recommend other people read and why?
I recommend people read “Hangsaman” by Shirley Jackson for a classic. She’s my favorite author. She’s completely crazy awesome. It’s definitely like a first-person perspective you’ve never seen before.