Lit Thursday: Books We're Reading

Mary Gordon: The Books That Inspired My New Novel
Get inside the author's head as she shares the inspirations behind her latest book, There Your Heart Lies, the story of a woman confronting...

A weekly round up of Team Lenny's current reads.

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Lit Thursday: Books Our Mothers Read Us
From Emily Dickinson's poems to J.D. Salinger's Nine Stories, the Lenny editors recount the books our mothers shared with us, and the...
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Willie Parker Is the Pro-Choice Hero We Need
Lena reviews a new book by the religious doctor who is giving southern women the right to choose.
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On Revealing the Truth About Your "Roommate"
Read an excerpt from J. Courtney Sullivan's new book, Saints for All Occasions, out May 9.
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Lit Thursday: Jane Jacobs Saves New York's Soul
An ode to the woman who saved the soul of New York.
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Lit Thursday: A Restless, Young Writer Finds Her Voice
An excerpt from Durga Chew-Bose's new essay collection Too Much and Not the Mood.
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Lit Thursday: Sexual Hall Passes & More
Lenny editors recommend the books they're reading.
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Lit Thursday: Bad Drugs and Warm Fuzzies
A book about the opioid epidemic and a book about friendship you don't want to miss.
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If You Can Do It, You Don't Have to Say It.
An excerpt from YouTube star Lilly Singh's new book, How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life
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Lit Thursday: "The Fourth State of Matter"
Lenny recommends magazine articles of yore.
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Lit Thursday: "The Girl Issue"
Lenny recommends magazine articles of yore.
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This weekend some white lady is running a tag sale at John Hope Franklin's house
An original poem by Camille T. Dungy.
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Lena Loves Magazines
Longform articles recommended by Lena Dunham about Jaime King, Lolita, and more.
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"Beyoncé Celebrates Black History Month"
Two excerpts from Morgan Parker's There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé
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We Can Be Heroes
Black women writers pay homage to the women who've inspired them most.
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Lit Thursday: Our Filthy Dirty Party
An excerpt from Kayla Rae Whitaker's novel, The Animators.
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Lit Thursday: And it Burns, Burns, Burns
Lenny recommends magazine articles of yore.
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Lit Thursday: True Crime and Courageous Women
Amazing tales by amazing women.
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Lit Thursday: A Beautiful Memoir and Epic Poetry
Three titles that you need in your life ASAP.
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Lit Thursday: Drama, Royals, and Goth Aesthetics
Dynamic plays, a gripping bio, and a postpunk compendium.
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