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Madame Bovary
Gustave Flaubert, Lydia Davis
Siddhartha
Hermann Hesse, Hilda Rosner
Civil Disobedience and Other Essays (Collected Essays)
Henry David Thoreau
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Joan Slonczewski
Manstealing for Fat Girls
Michelle Embree
Undersong: Chosen Poems Old and New
Audre Lorde
Radio Crackling, Radio Gone
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Room: A Novel

Room - Emma Donoghue If I hadn't know Emma Donohue was a feminist I wouldn't have read this at all... Incredibly traumatizing book but also weirdly compelling and smart. I got sucked into the sensationalist premise of the book despite my trepidation. I still don't know why it's entertaining or compelling to read about trauma. I was surprised in a good way by how much of the book was devoted to the aftermath (and how nuanced the writing was), but I still question my own voyeuristic motives for wanting to spend time in this world. This is a real question: why are we so drawn to representations of extreme trauma in this culture?