What we are reading in June

CULTURE

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We love reading stories almost as much as we love telling them here at Wunder Stories. Each month we’ll share what our editors are reading right now. 



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Circe by Madeline Miller

This book has pretty much everything...a page-turning adventure, an exploration of womanhood and a refresher course on Greek mythology. 

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

A wacky novel that follows the life of Eleanor Oliphant, an eccentric loner with a strong sense of wit. Her orderly life is upset after a chance encounter with a stranger. It’s about overcoming trauma, the importance of human connection and is basically just brilliant.

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How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell

According to artist and scholar Jenny Odell, doing nothing is one of the most productive things we can do...that is, taking the time to take your life offline and re-engage with your physical environment. It’s a lesson that may not be accessible to everyone, but its’ value lies in asking us to reconsider how we’re living our (largely) online lives.

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Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

A moving autobiographical examination of a childhood spent outside of the mainstream, the journey to becoming educated and reconciling with the past.

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The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown

A memoir from the celebrated former editor of Vanity Fair recounts her years in New York in the eighties. A fun and funny read for the pop-culture obsessed.

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Being Here is Everything by Marie Darrieussecq

A touching biography about the short life of  German Expressionist painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker. Prolific, obscure and often overlooked, Modersohn-Becker is now recognized as one of the most important 20th century expressionists. 

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Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward

This beautifully written National Book Award winner chronicles the life of 13-year-old Jojo, a young black boy living in Mississippi. The depth and mystery of the deep south draw readers into a story where the past and present are intimately intertwined. It’s a poignant look into race relations in a country where sometimes, it seems, not much has changed.

Eileen Bernardi