Posts Tagged: reading recommendations

What to Read When You Want Your Kids to Grow Up to Be Good

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A list of picture books to create meaningful conversations with kids about the way America is now and the ways we hope to make it better. ...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 Some Good News

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Take a quick break from the apocalyptic news and end your week with this list of books to eagerly anticipate (assuming the world doesn't end) instead! ...more

What to Read When Everyone Is Talking about Healthcare

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Here's a list of wonderful books that look at physical and mental health from many different perspectives. By the time we read through the entire list, maybe Congress will have come to their senses. ...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 Your Workplace Is Full of Drama

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In honor of the World's Worst Boss, we've put together a list of books full of workplace drama for you to read while we wait to see if we can get that orange guy fired. ...more

What to Read When the President Decides It’s “Time to Exit Paris”

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Turn off the television and pick up a book. You'll feel better for it, we promise. ...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

The Read Along: Christina Nichol

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Christina Nichol, author of Waiting for the Electricity, takes a deep dive into Korean literature and catches up on some classics of anthropology and psychology. ...more

Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #29: Literary Bitches

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All too often, it gets hurled at strong women like a boulder of hate tied up with a big red misogynistic bow. ...more

Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #28: Linked Stories/Novels in Stories

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I recently finished revisions to a novel I’ve been working on for years and have embarked on writing a new novel, in stories, Hazel Conquers the World. I’ve always loved the form and these are some favorites and masterful examples of the very specific craft of making each story stand alone and in service to the whole.

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #27: True Stories

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These are extraordinary stories, exceptionally well-told. In a world where too many storytellers don’t tell truths, these writers do. Each one of these authors is steadfast and loyal, fierce and open, generous and unflinching. Their works deeply satisfy. Every story here made me consider my own life more carefully and inspired me to tell my own truths more deeply—on and off the page.

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #26: Fiction I Read and Loved This Summer

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Not a one of these is a “beach read,” though I read many of them on the beach. Every one of these novels and short story collections transported me deeper into myself. Every one of these books excited me and made me hungry to live more, love more, think more, feel more, give more.

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #25: In a Daze, ‘Cause I Found God

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I’m an atheist who often carries crystal rosary beads and a relic of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. My grandparents, Mary and Gus, bought them both at the Vatican where they had traveled to see Pope Paul VI canonize Mother Seton. The rosary beads were a gift to me some months later when I made my first communion and thirty years later my grandmother would give me the relic, which I’ve had an odd fixation on since I first glanced at it as a seven-year-old.

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #24: Pussy Riot

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This column has been on hiatus since the springtime and I’m happy to be back. I’ve been reading so much—mostly books by women—this summer. While I’ve been away, I’ve been thinking about gender more than ever, if you can believe that.

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Jen Fitzgerald’s Poetry Mixtape #4: Poetry That Wants to Tell You What It Has Seen

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I’m spending National Poetry Month at the Millay Colony, former home of Edna St. Vincent Millay. My colleague and friend, poet and writer Jen Fitzgerald, will be writing the Mixtape column this month—and we are all lucky for it. Enjoy Jen’s robust selections and I’ll see you in May.

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Jen Fitzgerald’s Poetry Mixtape #3: Poetry That Asks You to Sit and Sort This Whole Thing Out

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I’m spending National Poetry Month at the Millay Colony, former home of Edna St. Vincent Millay. My colleague and friend, poet and writer Jen Fitzgerald, will be writing the Mixtape column this month—and we are all lucky for it. Enjoy Jen’s robust selections and I’ll see you in May.

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Jen Fitzgerald’s Poetry Mixtape #2: Poets on Poetry and Art

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I’m spending National Poetry Month at the Millay Colony, former home of Edna St. Vincent Millay. My colleague and friend, poet and writer Jen Fitzgerald, will be writing the Mixtape column this month—and we are all lucky for it. Enjoy Jen’s robust selections and I’ll see you in May.

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Jen Fitzgerald’s Poetry Mixtape #1: Poetry That Moves Like a City Street

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I’m spending National Poetry Month at the Millay Colony, former home of Edna St. Vincent Millay. My colleague and friend, poet and writer Jen Fitzgerald, will be writing the Mixtape column this month—and we are all lucky for it. Enjoy Jen’s robust selections and I’ll see you in May.

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