What to Read When

From the Archive: 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.

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What to Read When It’s the End of the World

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. . . a list of books that I feel are worth reaching for in times like ours—some because they are apocalyptic and heavy in subject or tone, others because they are satirical, and others because of how they show parts of the world that make it worth staying in or show a world so foreign to ours that it helps medicate against some of the tunnel vision of our times

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What to Read When You Want to Be a Bad Girl

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Ariel Delgado Dixon, author of DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T WARN YOU, shares a reading list for when you want to be a Bad Girl.

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What to Read When Celebrating Black History

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Rumpus editors share a list of books to celebrate Black History Month!

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What to Read When Imagining the Natural World

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In one of Jane Goodall’s early books, there’s a photo of two chimpanzees sitting on a height watching the sun set. Are they enjoying the colors the way we do? Scientists warn us not to anthropomorphize because it’s a kind of arrogance to assume we know what another species thinks and feels. Fortunately, we can […]

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What to Read When 2022 Is Just Around the Corner

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Books releasing in the first half of 2022 that we can’t wait to read!

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What to Read When: A Holiday Book-Gifting Guide

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Rumpus recommendations for books to gift to friends and family this holiday season!

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What to Read When You Want to Quit Your Job

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Wendy J. Fox shares a reading list to celebrate WHAT IF WE WERE SOMEWHERE ELSE.

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate the Harlem Renaissance

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Kimberly Garrett Brown shares a reading list to celebrate CORA’S KITCHEN.

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What to Read When You Want to Be Haunted

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Allison Ellis shares a reading list for when you want to be haunted!

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