What I'm Reading | Bad Feminist & The New York Trilogy

Yesterday, I talked about my bangin' reading rotation. Today, I'm here to share the two books I'm currently reading. Let's jump right into it, shall we?


Let me just say that a move isn't official until you've visited your local library. Amiright?

Okay, so...

Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay. This book is everywhere. It's gotten rave reviews and is a best seller. Roxane Gay has been published just about everywhere worth being published, and she's the co-editor of a fabulous literary magazine. So, I've been super interested to dive into these essays. I'm not terribly far in the book, but it's talked more about race than I expected from a book that presents itself as being primarily about feminism via the title. So far, the voice is personable and the writing is honest and captivating. Excited to see how I feel at the end.

The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster. I added this book, along with a slew of others, to my to-read list while scrolling through this Buzzfeed article. The Village Voice reviewer calls it an "inside out" mystery novel, and I think that's a good way of putting it. It seems the author may become a character and/or have some agency in the book at some point, though I haven't gotten far enough to truly find out. I got stuck in a long patch of dialogue, and tons of dialogue isn't really my thing, but I'm still really interested in figuring out what is going on, so I'm definitely going to push through and keep reading. If you're into genre bending, meta storytelling, this is a good one for you!

What are you reading right now, or what's next on your list? Have you read either of these books? Share some recommendations in the comments below!

Yours Truly, Jen

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