Dating in your 20s
You read this book because even though they used typewriters and did way more cocaine than is even remotely healthy, it's still a perfectly told story about being young and thinking you're way too smart for what you're doing.Also it's possibly the only book ever written in the second person that actually works.Get it from Amazon for .47, Barnes and Noble for .92, or a local bookseller through Indie Bound here.Says my colleague Krutika: "It's the perfect mix of childhood nostalgia for anyone who's in their twenties right now, and futuristic dystopian action/adventure where everyone's unwittingly more earnest and sincere than they mean to be."Get it from Amazon for .80, Barnes and Noble for .07, or a local bookseller through Indie Bound here.
A powerful coming-of-age story of an introspective 19-year-old girl from the West Indies who becomes an au pair in the U. Get it from Amazon for .84, Barnes and Noble for .84, or a local bookseller through Indie Bound here.The story of Binx Bolling is kind of like what might have happened if Dick Whitman never became Don Draper, and instead started wandering around first New Orleans, and then the country, on a neverending spiritual and existential quest.Get it from Amazon for , Barnes and Noble for , or a local bookseller through Indie Bound here.Get it from Amazon for .69, Barnes and Noble for .97, or a local bookseller through Indie Bound here.Another English syllabus special, Hemingway's tight prose and peerless storytelling are somehow more resonant when you are reading it on your own.
I'll let my colleague Aylin's boyfriend explain this pick: "It just illustrates in such a breathtakingly beautiful, memorable way how easy it is for people to inflict pain on each other and how terrible it is to fall between the cracks in America, which it's easier than ever to do now.