Books I Am Reading Right Now

I never read just one at a time.
  1. The Blazing World (Siri Hustvedt)
    Novel about a female artist whose art is largely ignored by the world and conducts an experiment about sexism/gender bias in art by choosing 3 male artists to release her art as their own. It's compelling and sad and is getting pretty intense right now re: mental illness, sexism, and suicide.
  2. Slouching Towards Bethlehem (Joan Didion)
    This is my first foray into Didion's work, and I am thoroughly enjoying it!
  3. Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri)
    These stories are big bummers but also very well written. Rich and vibrant worlds with heavy feelings.
  4. Saga Vol. 4 (Brian K Vaughan, Fiona Staples)
    The only lighthearted thing I am currently reading. Fiona Staples' art is gorgeous. The universe is so much fun-- surreal, vulgar, and sharply funny science fiction. It's fucking delightful and after I've binged this I need to wait month to month like everyone else which makes me furious.