Books I Plan to Read This Summer

At my leisure but I have a lot of catching up to do post grad school and as an unemployed person
  1. Between the World and Me
    Ta-Nehisi Coates writes brilliant think-pieces and speaks about race in a way I think everyone can understand and everyone needs to hear. I haven't gotten around to this book yet but it's a real priority in my life.
  2. My Name is Lucy Barton
    After reading Olive Kitteridge and obsessing over it I trust anything Elizabeth Strout puts out. I also need to read the Burgess Boys, which I've checked out from the library 3 times and never touched.
  3. Infinite Jest
    David Foster Wallace—Obvi I won't read it ALL this summer but it's been sitting on my (nonexistent) night stand and taunting me. My best self plans to read it and forever see the world differently afterward. I've been a solid 20 pages in since September 2015.
  4. The New Jim Crow
    By Michelle Alexander
  5. The Opposite of Loneliness
    By Marina Keegan—I've been wanting to crack this one since graduation, it will be my first pick at the library.
  6. Crime and Punishment
    Dostoyevsky's most popular novel. Am I even a true Russophile??! It's embarrassing to even reveal I've never read this. I've gotten through the first 50 pages probably 3 times. Maybe that's a telling sign...
  7. The Girls
    Emma Cline
  8. Life on the Road
    Gloria Steinem—I heard her interview promoting this book and it sounded like a must read. Her life choices fascinate me.
  9. Something by Joan Didion
    I read one of her books last summer and loved it but now I can't remember the title and haven't settled on my next so I'm assuming I'll read her most well known work.
  10. Brooklyn
    Colm Tóibín—this movie was so beautiful but it was because the story was so rich and compelling. Can't wait to read this even though I hate that I am reversing my preferred order of first book then movie.