By this time in the semester, it’s probably safe to assume that many new year’s resolutions have sorta…fizzled out. That doesn’t mean that efforts to make 2019 an exceptional year should be disregarded. To make 2019 a unique, unconventional year, we can start by consuming unique, unconventional written works. The publishing industry routinely churns out monotonous material, but there are definitely a few unique books on the market. If you’re tired of reading the same old stuff and want to survey the kind of material that reinvents literature, then the following books should definitely be added to your list.
In 2014, the American author Roxane Gay jettisoned herself into recognition with her well-written and searing novel Bad Feminist. A self-proclaimed “bad feminist” herself, Gay wrote eloquently about politics, being a woman of colour, and the contradiction of being a feminist while simultaneously loving things that aren’t necessarily in-line with feminist thought (see: Jay-Z’s song lyrics). This year, Gay published a new book of short stories, entitled Difficult Women.