May 2, 2023
Adrienne Westenfeld returns to share what she’s reading (and watching) this spring.
This week, we welcome back repeat Lit Up guest Adrienne Westenfeld, Esquire's Books and Fiction Editor! Given Adrienne's role overseeing books coverage, writing about film, TV, & culture, and curating the Esquire Book Club, it's always a treat to get a glimpse into her ever-growing stack and to find out what recent reads and series have stayed with her. Along with sharing many recommendations, we also talk about our shifting relationship to book events, what makes for a good book-to-film/TV adaptation, and the beauty of merging poetry with travel.
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel
Less Is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer
Matrix by Lauren Groff
Chain Gang All Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. (2023, dir. Kelly Fremon Craig)
Interview with the Vampire (1976) book by Anne Rice and 2022 series
The poetry of Jack Gilbert (1925–2012)
The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell
It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright
Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld
Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock by Jenny Odell
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