What’s on my Nightstand: June 2019

Nonfiction / Memoir

City of Dreams, by Tyler Anbinder

The Electric Woman, by Tessa Fontaine

On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening HardOn Being Human, by Jennifer Pastiloff

From Dictatorship to Democracy, Gene Sharp 


The Monsters of Templeton, by Lauren Groff

Quiet Creature on the Corner, by João Gilberto Noll

Short Fiction

The Rule, by Frances Donnelly

Brawler, by Lauren Groff (The New Yorker)

When the Tide of Misfortune Hits, Even Jelly Will Break Your Teeth, by Porochista Khakpour (Gulf Coast)


Still Life with Oysters and Lemons: On Objects and Intimacy, by Mark Doty

Call Me by My True Names, by Thich Nhat Hanh

In Full Velvet, by Jenny Johnson

Essay (Selected)

I am Coming for You, by Tammy Delatorre / Winning Writers

What does it mean to be a “real” mother? by Tanya Friedman / Motherwell

SHRINES. BONES. RELICS. by Anne Gudger / Equinox Poetry and Prose

The Sorrowful Mysteries, or Reasons I’m No Longer Catholic, by Kathleen McKitty Harris / Longreads

The Thread: On Justice by Marissa Korbel (The Rumpus)

I’ve Got Dreams He’ll Never Take Away; or, I Know My Childhood Molester Is Reading This. He Has Read Everything I’ve Ever Written. He’s Always Looking For His Name: It Starts with a B, by C. Russell Price

Graphic Novel

Pitch Black, by Youme Landowne and Anthony Horton

“[Landowne and Horton] collaborate here to bring Horton’s story of perseverance and hope to print, and the fluid black-and-white sequential panels tell it well. The horrors attendant on homelessness are not sugarcoated, and the language is as raw and gritty as one might expect. Powerful.”—Kirkus Reviews

On the subway, do ever notice that people are always looking, but they only see what they want to? Things can be sitting right in front of them and still they can’t see it.

Interview / OpEd (Selected)


Meet the power couple taking over Seattle sports (and the World Cup): Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird, by Stefanie Loh / Seattle Times

Voices on Addiction: A Conversation with Amber Van de Bunt, by Kristen Casey / Curated by Kelly Thompson / The Rumpus

18 Questions. 21 Democrats. Here’s What They Said. The New York Times

How a Young Joe Biden Turned Liberals Against Integration, by Jason Sokol / Politico

Magazine / Newspaper

Lesbian Connection: free to lesbians worldwide, but the suggested donation is $7/issue (more if you can, less if you can’t), May/June 2019 issue

The New Yorker

The Week


The Normal School: A Literary Magazine


Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Non-Nano Zinc SPF 40 Fragrance Free Mineral Sunscreen

hydrangea blossoms

HURRAW! moonbalm

organic peach pit


3.5 % Project




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