Books I'd sell my soul to read again for the first time.

So, I don't know about the soul selling – the market conditions are a bit uncertain these days given the predatory nature of capitalism, the ongoing destruction of the planet in the name of progress and empire, and the sub-poverty minimum wage. Except for union organizing…oh, that's another post.

This is the specific Instagram account, poppysreads, that inspired this post sharing book titles. Thank you, poppysreads. I'm sure there might be (that was just a little hedge) other accounts, posts, citations of people answering this question with their own suggestions, but this is "mine". Lists can be seen as an aggregate and accumulation of experiences and choices, as a well as an affective moment of documentation, i.e., this list might be different on a different day, or another geography. These are not in order of significance.

  1. In agreement with poppysreads, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (I actually read this once, and listened to it twice in one Spring/Summer)
  2. The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker
  3. Bardo or Not Bardo, Antoine Volodine (Translated from the French by J. T. Mahany)
  4. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
  5. And the Ass Saw the Angel by Nick Cave
  6. The Mixquiahuala Letters by Ana Castillo