These Precious Days

By Ann Patchett

These Precious Days

A wry collection suffused with elegiac considerations of what brings meaning to our lives.

Inciting Joy: Essays

An exuberant if overstated ode to…well, you know.

My Life of Crime: Essays and Other Entertainments

This wry collection is by turns witty and poignant.

A Carnival of Snackery

By David Sedaris

A Carnival of Snackery

Though witty, this volume isn’t the best starting point for Sedaris neophytes.

Things I Have Withheld

A masterful, poetic exploration of body and voice.

Against White Feminism

By Rafia Zakaria

Against White Feminism

It’s time to reimagine — and reinvent — a crucial movement.

Under My Bed and Other Essays

The body keeps the score in these reflections on fear and female autonomy.