I went to the library last Sunday and look what I got:
Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith
Her only published essay collection. I love Zadie Smith and I've recently once again been obsessed with her work, so knowing the brain behind the greatness is a must.
How to be Alone by Jonathan Franzen
Another essay collection, because - why not?
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Okay. Yet another essay collection. I know, I know. But I loved - and really recommend! - "Slouching Towards Bethlehem". So this was a natural follow-up.
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
NOT an essay collection! It's a book about a young woman finding herself in the city and it's probably really cheesy and reminds me a great deal of Someday, someday, maybe by Lauren Graham, which I've chewed on for several MONTHS only to then give up on it, because it was - despite the wonderful narrator and author - so boring. But I won't stop believing in cheesy fiction to solve all my problems. Not yet.