Lit Thursday: Books We're Reading

I Have a Foolproof Plan for Success. Succeed Less.
Read an excerpt from Hiding in the Bathroom, out September 26.

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

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A Girl Searches for Truth After Her Mother's Death
Read an excerpt from Sarah Perry's memoir After the Eclipse, out September 26.
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The First Person Who Will Live to Be 150 Years Old
A poem from Nicole Sealey's debut collection, Ordinary Beast.
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Lit Thursday: An Accidental Sex-Shop Pilgrimage
Read an excerpt from Tara Clancy's memoir, The Clancys of Queens, out in paperback on September 5.
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Read an Excerpt from Ayobami Adebayo's Buzzy Debut
A married couple agreed that polygamy wasn't for them, until their family intervenes.
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My Fleeting Teenage Crush Was My Art School Muse
Read an essay from Chelsea Martin's new collection Caca Dolce.
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Lit Thursday: How to Behave in a Crowd
Six French siblings over-analyze their bright futures in Camille Bordas's debut novel in English.
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Lit Thursday: Read an Excerpt from Chris Kraus's New Book
The I Love Dick author chronicles the life of experimental writer and performance artist Kathy Acker in her latest book, After Kathy Acker.
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Lit Thursday: Get a Sneak Peak of the First Book in the Lenny Imprint
An excerpt from Jenny Zhang's forthcoming story collection, Sour Heart.
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Lit Thursday: 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 for You
An excerpt from Susanna Fogel's novel Nuclear Family, out later this month.
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Lit Thursday: Read an Excerpt From Zinzi Clemmons's Novel What We Lose
In this debut novel, a young woman questions her identity amid her mother's battle with cancer.
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Lit Thursday: Read an Excerpt from Rebecca Stott's 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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