What to Read When

What to Read When It’s Mental Health Month

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Rumpus editors recommend books that shed light on what it means to live with mental illness.

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Feminism

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We here at The Rumpus matriarchy are celebrating all of our feminist “mothers” this Mother’s Day!

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What to Read When You Want to Read Funny Women

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Sometimes the truth hurts. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have to hear it, and all the better if we can couch those painful truths amid laughter.

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What to Read When You Want to Run Away with the Circus

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Tessa Fontaine shares a list of books to celebrate her forthcoming debut memoir, The Electric Woman.

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What to Read When You Need to Understand How to Live

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Michelle Tea shares a reading list in celebration of her forthcoming book, Against Memoir, out May 8 from Amethyst Editions/The Feminist Press.

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Poetry

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Rumpus editors share favorite poetry collections as we continue our celebration of National Poetry Month!

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What to Read When You’re a Whiting Award Winner

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The 2018 Whiting Awards winners share books that have inspired them, plus a giveaway!

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Women’s History

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Rumpus editors select writing that speaks to women’s history—past, present, and future.

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What to Read When You Want to Read about Feminist Saints

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A list from Julia Pierpont to celebrate the release of The Little Book of Feminist Saints.

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What to Read When You’re Hungry

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Each [cookbook] is a ticket into an immersive opportunity for new dishes, new ingredients, new love.

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What to Read When They Yell “Go Home!”

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A list from Rowan Hisayo Buchanan to celebrate the release of the forthcoming anthology Go Home!.

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Black History

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Rumpus editors share for their favorite writing that speaks to black history, past and present.

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What to Read When You’re Feeling like a Criminal

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Rumpus editors share their favorite fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books that deal with crime, criminals, and the criminal justice system.

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What to Read When You Want to Read Women on Home

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A list from Margot Kahn and Kelly McMasters to celebrate the release of This Is the Place: Women Writing about Home.

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What to Read When You Want Fire and Fury

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Rumpus editors share a list of books by writers of color and women that bring fire, fury, and sometimes, both.

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What to Read When You Want to Curl Up with a Good Book

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Rumpus editors share their favorite winter reads.

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What to Read When You Want a Fresh Start

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In keeping with the spirit of the New Year holiday, we’ve put together a list of books that deal with new beginnings—and the unexpected twists and turns that come after.

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What to Read When 2018 Is Just Around the Corner

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While we can’t promise that 2018 won’t find us facing more political upheaval, we can assure you that there will be great literature to offer moments of escape and inspiration.

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What to Read When: Rumpus Staff Favorites 2017

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The Rumpus editorial staff selects our favorite pieces from 2017!

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What to Read When: A Holiday Book-Gifting Guide

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Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family, from recent 2017 releases to longtime literary loves.

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What to Read When: A Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

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Rumpus editors recommend the best books to gift children, from new releases to classics they cherished through their own childhoods.

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What to Read When You Want to Read an “Uncomfortable” Book

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Authors whose works have been challenged or banned give recommendations on other “uncomfortable” books that will make you a better person for having read them.

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What to Read When You Want to Feel Thankful

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Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for!

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What to Read When It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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A list of books that offer various ways to understand what breast cancer means in our lives, individually and collectively.

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What to Read When It’s Been a Hell of a Year

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Each of these books, in various ways, wound the crank on my empathy machine, and reminded me that telling a story can be a defiant act.

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What to Read When Everyone Is Talking about Rape

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A list of memoirs, fiction, poetry collections, and nonfiction that deal with rape culture and the many ways that is shapes our society and the women and men who live within it.

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What to Read When You Are a Nasty Woman

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A list from Kate Harding and Samhita Mukhopadhyay to celebrate the release of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America.

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What to Read When You Want to Write Like a Mother

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A list of books that wrangle, directly or indirectly, with motherhood and all that comes with it (or its absence).

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What to Read When It’s Time for Sports

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Just a “heads up” (as they say in the sports world): this isn’t your average sports list.

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What to Read When You’re Thinking about Florida

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In celebration of our Floridian friends and family, we’ve compiled a list of great books that take place in, engage with, or otherwise visit the “Sunshine state.”

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