Min Jin Lee is an internationally bestselling author known for her sweeping novel Pachinko, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and has been translated into 27 languages. She is a recipient of fellowships in Fiction from the Guggenheim Foundation (2018) and the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard. Min shows us great examples of why she reads.
Two ambitious young musicians are drawn into the dark underworld of blues-record collecting while navigating the fallout of a scam involving one’s claim that a viral video of an unknown singer is a long-lost recording of a famous blues musician.
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
A shy college freshman finds her perspectives transformed by a mentor activist at the center of the women’s movement who challenges her to discover herself in ways that take her far from the traditional life she envisioned at the side of her boyfriend. By the best-selling author of The Interestings.
How to Write by Alexander Chee
In a series of essays that illustrate how we form our identities in life and in art, a best-selling author and activist, examining some of the his most formative experiences and those of our nation’s history, shows how the lessons learned from a life spent reading and writing fiction have changed him.
Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim
The founder of the popular online book club curates a collection of original essays from today’s best black female voices, including Jesmyn Ward, Lynn Nottage, Jacqueline Woodson, Gabourey Sidibe, Morgan Jerkins, Tayari Jones and Rebecca Walker.
The popular Tumblr blogger and best-selling author of Bad Feminist explores the devastating act of violence that triggered her personal challenges with food and body image, sharing advice for caring for oneself and eating in healthful and satisfying ways.