Your Week in Readings: The best literary events from January 1 - January 7

Monday, January 1: Third Place Books Sale

Happy New Year! Every book at every Third Place Books location is officially 20% off today. I can't think of a better way to kick off a new year than coming home with a big stack of books. Can you?

Tuesday, January 2: Wayward Readers Society

This fall, Seattle author and comics writer G. Willow Wilson announced that she’s publishing her second novel, The Bird King, with Grove Atlantic. This book club is a perfect excuse to go back and reinvestigate Wilson’s fantastic first novel, Alif the Unseen. Alif is about a hacker in a security state, and it combines religion and tech and adventure into a thrilling page-turner of a book. Go geek out over it with some potential friends. University Book Store Mill Creek, 15311 Main St., 425-385-3530., 6:30 pm, free.

Wednesday, January 3: Reading Through It

See our Event of the Week column for more details. Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S, 474-2200,, 7 pm, free.

Thursday, January 4: Answer(Me) Reading

After publishing two books last summer, Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia-Renee debuts her newest book tonight. It’s called Answer(Me), and like most of her work, it’s raw and honest and confrontational and gorgeous. Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S, 474-2200,, 7 pm, free.

Friday, January 5: David Sedaris Workshop Performances

From this Friday to Thursday of next week, Sedaris is reading eight times at Broadway Performance Hall. He’s workshopping his next collection, Calypso, which comes out in summer of this year, and he’s counting on Seattle to help him make it perfect. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, 934-3052, 7 pm, $50.

Saturday, January 6: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone Reading

In Seattle author Rachel Lynn Solomon’s new young adult novel, a pair of identical twins take a test to find out if they have Huntington’s disease. One set of results comes back negative. The other comes back positive. Will this prognosis tear them apart? University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., 634-3400,, 3 pm, free.

Sunday, January 7: Snow Sisters! Reading

Kerri Kokias’s new picture book for kids is about sisterhood and snow days. “Just like snowflakes, no two sisters are alike,” promotional copy tells us. The book follows each sister individually on their winter adventures, and then brings them together in the end. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., 634-3400,, 2 pm, free.