The Fictional Friends, Folios, Feathers and Food Society presents: I’m Only Human, Get It? a 2020 Calendar of Birds and Books featuring the Adhesive Art of Paul Yohnka

For 2020 we will be reading twelve books that include a bird name or the word ‘bird’ in the title. Our genres include one classic, one memoir, a book of short stories, one non-fiction, two historical fiction, one murder mystery, and five literary fiction, two by Japanese authors, one by an Irish author, one by a British author and one by an American. The complete list is below.

January: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

February: Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes

March: Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Mruakami

April: Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman

May: Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

June: At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien

July: Birds of America by Lorrie Moore

August: Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata

September: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

October: The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

November: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

December: Wings of the Dove by Henry James