“Bad Feminist,” Roxane Gay

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I started recommending this book to people before I’d even finished it. From the introduction, I knew it was going to be a invaluable to me, and I wanted to share it.

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“The Bell Jar,” Sylvia Plath

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This book first came into my possession years ago, during an inexplicable burst of motivation to educate myself. I wanted to be someone who had read The Classics, to be well versed in literature that transcended time and remained relevant. I bought The Bell Jar alongside 1984 and Catcher in the Rye. First, I kept them on my nightstand to encourage myself. Over time, they found their way to my dusty bookshelves. It’s only now, years later, that I’ve successfully completed any of them.

I’m glad it was this one.

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