Posts Tagged: reading list

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. ...more

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. ...more

What to Read When You Don’t Want Summer to End

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A list of books that take place in the summer, remind us of summer, and/or just make for great beach reads. ...more

What to Read When You’ve Made It More Than Halfway through 2017

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A list of Rumpus editors' favorite reads from 2017 thus far—books that have kept us sane, challenged us to work harder and think bigger, and kept us dreaming and hopeful. ...more

What to Read When You Want to See a World More F**ked up Than Ours

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Reading suggestions from author Celeste Ng for these f**ked-up times: worlds more—or, okay, just differently—f**ked up than ours. ...more

What to Read When You Need to Know about Korea

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A list of books about Korea (both North and South) and by Koreans that Rumpus editors have read and enjoyed. ...more

What to Read When You Need to Understand Corrupt Families

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As we wait for the latest Trump crisis-slash-scandal to shake out, here is a list of great books about terrible families. ...more

What to Read When You Are a Girl in This Garbage-Fire World

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Our voices are our weapons, and in these books, young women speak, shout, and scream the truths that you are not alone, you are not forgotten, and you are not done fighting. ...more

What to Read When You Want to Make America Great Again

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Here is a list of books that help remind us what actually makes America great (hint: it's not tax cuts). ...more

What to Read When You Want to Understand Middle America

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A list of books about middle America that can, maybe, help us understand some of the stories we tell about ourselves about ourselves. ...more

What to Read When You Want to Hand-Swat Your Husband

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Here are some book recommendations about husband-swatting ladies who you might adore. ...more

What to Read When the World Is Unreliable

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Instead of sorting through all the crazy news stories this weekend, we suggest taking a break with some unreliable narrators in a few far more worthwhile novels. ...more

What to Read When You Are Stuck on an Island

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Here are some reading suggestions for those of you stuck on an island with no Tyga or blink-182 to distract you. ...more

What to Read When Things Go Nuclear

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Here are some books to read that will remind you that there is beauty out there, even if it's hard-wrought. ...more

What to Read When the President Cuts Funding for Everything Good

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A list of books written by past NEA grant recipients, as well as books that inspire protest and remind us that we can make a different reality than the one we're in today. ...more

What to Read When You Are Surrounded by Spies

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Here, in one handy list, are a few of our favorite spy novels. Watch your back! ...more

What to Read When You Want to Avoid the News

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From drugs to celebrities to murder to just plain good writing, here are five books that offer us a brief respite from the onslaught of terrifying news. ...more

Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #19: Truth

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Truth—a higher, bigger truth—is what I want when I read. I want to nod my head in radical understanding. I want to grasp our complex, fragile humanity better. I want the ancient truths on every page, shown in unique ways. These books deliver.

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Roxane Gay on NYT’s Alabaster Summer Reading List

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“Another day, another all-white list of recommended reading.”

So begins a piece on NPR from Roxane Gay on the New York Timess newly released summer reading list, which features zero authors of color. Gay argues that national outlets with wide-ranging audiences, like NYT or NPR, should not and cannot afford to continue leaving out extraordinary works by a diversity of authors.

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Summer Reading List

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If you’re looking for independent bookstores to visit on your Southern road trip—or, in the absence of a road trip, want to know what Southern booksellers are reading this summer—then check out this interview with five Southern indie bookshop owners. Read up!

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