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Carissa Green Reads

I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.

Currently reading

The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
Three Sisters, Three Queens (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)
Philippa Gregory
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry
Czesław Miłosz
The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Walter Kaufmann, Friedrich Nietzsche
A Kierkegaard Anthology
Robert W. Bretall
The Guns of August
Barbara W. Tuchman

Reading Order: Roxane Gay Edition

Ayiti - Roxane Gay An Untamed State - Roxane Gay

Books should have an internal logic, but reading should have its own kind of logic - or rather strategy. Here's a tip:

 

Roxane Gay's novel, "An Untamed State," is a direct descendent of one of the short stories in her collection, "Ayiti." Moreover, images, lines, incidents from several other of the "Ayiti" stories appear in "An Untamed State" forward. 

 

I'm glad that I read "Ayiti" first. While I believe the book is a fine volume of short stories and micro fiction on its own, I think, considering my observation above, it would have been less satisfying had I read it after "Untamed State." 

 

-cg