Reading List 11
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory (Caitlin Doughty) - A beautiful meditation on what it means to be alive, and what it means to die.
A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara) - Reading this feels like living a brutal lifetime. A long book that I didn't want to stop reading.
Hollywood Ending (Michael Thomsen) - I'm glad I didn't pay for this.
Pick Me (Kalisha Buckhanon) - Picked this up on a whim and not quite sure what to make of it. I kept going back and forth between liking parts of the story, but disliking the details that were focused on.
Ghosts in the Forest (Corinne Purtill) - An interesting story that I couldn't quite finish. I had hoped for a little more narrative and a little less reporting.
Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay) - Essential reading on feminism and our relationship with gender and race, filtered through examinations of modern media.
Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work (Whitney Johnson) - A great read on change and finding value in the pursuit of progress.
Gawker: An Oral History (Brian Abrams) - I don't care for the oral history style, but this was an interesting look at one of the more influential companies in online publishing. It also, in my mind, confirmed some uncomfortable truths about Gawker's work environment for women.
Fates and Furies (Lauren Groff)