My TRL for personal essay collections (bolded titles are ones I’ve read).

  1. Against Interpretation by Susan Sontag
  2. Alibis: Essays on Everywhere by André Aciman
  3. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  4. The Boys of My Youth by Jo Ann Beard
  5. Broken Republic by Arundhati Roy
  6. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf
  7. Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  8. Discontent and its Civilization by Mohsin Hamid
  9. The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jameson
  10. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman
  11. A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
  12. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  13. In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki
  14. In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens by Alice Walker
  15. Lunch with a Bigot by Amitava Kumar
  16. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  17. Notes From No Man’s Land by Evila Biss
  18. 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write by Sarah Ruhl
  19. The Opposite of Lonliness by Marina Keegan
  20. Otherwise Known as the Human Condition by Geoff Dyer
  21. Sister Outsider by Andre Lorde
  22. Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
  23. Ten Years in the Tub by Nick Hornby
  24. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  25. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  26. The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
  27. Writing with Intent by Margaret Atwood
  28. You Don’t Have to Like Me by Alida Nugent