My reading list since the election:
Ta-Nehisi Coates – Between The World and Me (MacArthur Genius Grant Winner)
Lauren Gunderson – Silent Sky (play, made me cry)
Lauren Gunderson – Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight (genius, play)
Jessica Dickey – The Amish Project (play, made me cry)
Jessica Dickey – Charles Ives Take Me Home (play)
Lynn Nottage – Ruined (play, wow)
Maria Semple – Today Will Be Different (funny)
Suzan-Lori Parks – Topdog/Underdog (KY-woman, play)
Joan Didion – The Year of Magical Thinking (play)
Jen Kirkman – I Can Barely Take Care of Myself (funny)
This is why:
2016 has been an overachiever of a sh*%^& year (there aren’t enough 4 letter words). Repeatedly, whether talking about personal stuff or politics I said it couldn’t get worse, and then 2016 would go above and beyond and find new/creative/unpredictable ways to be an absolute cluster.
That being said… I am not letting this happen again in 2017. And I’m going to work hard to make sure next year is a better year for other people as well.
I’m paying more attention to the voices of women, minorities, LGBTQ, refugees, etc. With that in mind for the last month and a half of this bullsh*& I’ve been reading like my life depended on it. Maybe it does.
I would recommend any of the works above.
Please suggest more books.