Lit Thursday: Books We're Reading

Read an Excerpt from Jenny Zhang's Sour Heart
An excerpt from Jenny Zhang's forthcoming story collection, Sour Heart.

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

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Your Father's Sex Doll Is Your New Roommate
Read the first chapter of Alissa Nutting's new book, Made for Love, out now.
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Your New Boyfriend's Dog Has Some Words of Caution
An excerpt from Susanna Fogel's novel Nuclear Family, out later this month.
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Read an Excerpt From Zinzi Clemmons's Debut Novel
In this debut novel, a young woman questions her identity amid her mother's battle with cancer.
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Read an Excerpt from In the Days of Rain
In her new memoir, Stott reflects on the cult she grew up in, patriarchy, and how her great-grandmother was never able to break free from...
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Lit Thursday: Read an Excerpt from I Was Told to Come Alone
A reporter who works behind the lines of jihad struggles to find a life partner who can come to terms with her career.
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Lit Thursday: Read the Introduction from Janet Mock's New Memoir
An excerpt from the trans writer and activist's book Surpassing Certainty, out now.
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Lit Thursday: Our All-Time Favorite Summer Reads
Get lost in these tales of D-list pop stars, bewitching travel essays, and love affairs with brawny dudes.
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Lit Thursday: Read an Excerpt From Julia Fierro's The Gypsy Moth Summer
Love, race, and classism collide in this vibrant summer read.
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Lit Thursday: Dreams Versus Reality, and Where We Search for the Truth
An excerpt from Barbara Gowdy's new novel Little Sister, available now.
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Lit Thursday: Mary Gordon on the Books That Inspired Her 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...
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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: Debunking the Myth That Legendary Activist Jane Jacobs Was a "Mere Housewife"
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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