by Eli Schmitt

Friendship – Emily Gould


While I hope that in the sequel the characters devote their lives to some kind of fight for social justice, this story itself, told by a woman, about women, is refreshing.

How Should a Person Be? – Sheila Heti


If How Should a Person Be? was less ambitious, it might be easier for older people (and men, perhaps) to take seriously.

HHhH – Laurent Binet


Bad personality, bad prose, and sexism aside, the narrator’s anxieties about how to novelize history are legitimate.