I'm not reading any books by men in 2016 (for pleasure, research books for work are excused). Bring on the fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose. What are your favs that should be on this list?
  1. Bluets, Maggie Nelson
    Working on this now and will probably finish before 2016. So good.
  2. O Pioneers!, Willa Cather
    Just got this at a bookstore yesterday, v. excited to get going on this.
  3. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
    Back in college, this was my intro to Woolf's fiction, and it got me hooked.
    Suggested by @LizDawson
  4. Native Guard by Natasha Tretheway
    This short collection of poetry is beautiful, haunting, and while very personal to the author and her (and her family) history, the themes brought up are universal—race, grief, time—and her writing will absorb you.
    Suggested by @LizDawson
  5. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
    Some portions of the book read like viral tumblr posts, which they basically originally were, which will make it a nice change of pace from some of your dense critical reading here.
    Suggested by @boygirlparty
  6. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
    Also her novel, An Untamed State
    Suggested by @lisadellaquila
  7. Selfish by Kim Kardashian
    Give it chance! Take a step back and think about the significance of a woman publishing a 300-page book of photos she's taken of herself and declaring it as art! It's radical and dope! Kim is all of us, and yet she's so far from any of us. It's fascinating af and just awesome
    Suggested by @sarahgorman
  8. Champagne Supernovas: Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and the 90s Renegades Who Remade Fashion by Maureen Callahan
    Gave me everything I wanted from it, 💯
    Suggested by @sarahgorman
  9. Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
    Top of my to-read list this year!
    Suggested by @sarahgorman
  10. The Awakening
    Suggested by @kaylaaa
  11. Mislaid by Nell Zink
    For fans of Jonathan Franzen
    Suggested by @leahgayle
  12. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    Suggested by @elizabeef
  13. Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Patillo Beals
    About the Little Rock Nine. Fabulous book if you're into history at all.
    Suggested by @crossedties
  14. The Unexpected Son by Shobhan Bantwal
    Perspective into a different culture and how society's expectations vary based on where you are.
    Suggested by @crossedties
  15. Just Kids by Patti Smith
    Beautifully written memoir by one of Americas greatest artists.
    Suggested by @MatthewAlmont
  16. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
    Suggested by @hotdogs2go
  17. Sleep Toward Heaven, Amanda Eyre Ward
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    Three unhappy women whose lives intersect around a death sentence in rural Texas. Beautifully written, makes you reexamine death and forgiveness.
    Suggested by @aleepetrucelli
  18. Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein
    Holding it open to p.121 as I write this... The writing is so beautiful and I actually keep googling vocab words, but in a good way
    Suggested by @Arielle
  19. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
    First book of hers that I've read and it's incredible. I'm putting Bluets on my to-read list at your recommendation!
    Suggested by @hotdogs2go