A few weeks ago I told some students I would compile a list of books/authors that I’ve enjoyed to share with you. I’ll start that list now, and add to it as time/inspiration guide me! I’ll also add links to the books’ websites so you can judge for yourselves whether or not it holds your interest.


Autobiography of a Face, by Lucy Grealy

Truth & Beauty, by Ann Patchett

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston


The Water Dancer, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Camp, by Lev AC Rosen

A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith

Lost in the City and The Known World, by Edward P. Jones

Woman at Point Zero, by Nawal El Saadawi

Tender, by Sofia Samatar

The Complete Maus, by Art Spiegelman

Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi