Hallooooo, Lit Lovers! Time to share reading recs and request some of your own. Bonus: In honor of International Women's Day (gee, I sure hope men get a day soon! :P), share your favorite quotes and/or books by women writers.
One of my favorite writers (man, woman, whatever) is Virginia Woolf—she was a revolutionary thinker, writer, and person. If you've never read her, I'd suggest A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas as starting points. Her fictions is amazing but her nonfiction blows my mind, especially considering the era in which she wrote.
As for reading recs, the usual drill is:
1. Last book finished
2. Current book
3. Next on the "to read" list
For me, this goes: These Things Hidden, which, thanks to y'all, I was strong enough to put down. It wasn't good—it wasn't going to become good. Thanks for that encouragement!
Currently, I'm reading Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. So far, so good—he's making some interesting narrative choices and I'm looking forward to seeing where the story goes. It is, however, making me wish I were a blue blood New Englander academic. Alas, 'tis never to be.
Up next? Well, I'm open... I'm thinking something nonfiction. I've been wanting to read Going Clear for some time, so I think that might be the way to go.
How about y'all?