“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

This work is vital and timely. Coates' conveyance of what it is to be black in a society built on white supremacy is searing and urgent, while his perspective on blackness as a whole is symphonic and ultimately beautiful. An absolutely necessary read for everyone existing in a society affected by colonization. In other words, …

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“Here I Am” by Jonathan Safran Foer

Though I devour Jonathan Safran Foer's work, none of the works after his first novel Everything is Illuminated have quite thrilled me as much as his debut. Here I Am, however, has come extremely close. It has everything I love about Foer: his eccentricity, his willingness to let the reader dangle in discomfort, his ability to characterize entire …