Summer Reading

We love nonhierarchical lists here at The Bind, and we hope you do, too. We're taking a little break from reviewing in order to catch up on our reading, so this week we're presenting you with a nonhierarchical summer reading list. Here are some of the books by women and nonbinary authors (in all genres) that our staff members have been enjoying this summer.

José Angel Araguz

What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
Louder Than Hearts by Zeina Hashem Beck
There Should Be Flowers by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza
Bad Anatomy by Hannah Cohen 

Allison Pitinii Davis

Love & a Loaded Gun by Emily Rose Cole
Recyclopedia by Harryette Mullen
Bed of Impatiens by Katie Hartsock

Rochelle Hurt

A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women by Siri Hustvedt
Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl by Diane Seuss
Simulacra by Airea D. Matthews
Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link

Marlin M. Jenkins

Salvage by Cynthia Dewi Oka
There Will Still Be The Body by Zaphra Stupple
Set to Music a Wildfire by Ruth Awad

Trevor Ketner

Unmark by Montreux Rotholtz
Bluets by Maggie Nelson
A Cruelty Special to Our Species by Emily Jungmin Yoon

Julia Koets

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Sunshine State: Essays by Sarah Gerard

Lisa Summe

Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Sara Watson

The Trees The Trees by Heather Christle
Milk by Dorothea Lasky
Age of Glass by Anna Marie Hong
Grief is the Only Thing that Flies by Laura Wetherington
System of Hideouts by Heather McNaugher
You Good Thing by Dara Wier


Check out these books if you haven't yet, and we'll be back in two weeks with a fresh review!