In which we ask Amber about Essays
Our guest this episode is Amber Bonnett, a Reader’s Advisor at the library who shares her expertise and experience with reading and recommending Essays.
- How is reading Essays different from reading regular fiction?
- Why do you think people enjoy reading Essays?
- Are Essay writers mainly people writing about their interesting experiences or writers seeking interesting experiences to write about?
- If someone mostly reads fiction now, what Essay writers might be a good starting point for them?
- What are some of your favorite Essay books?
Essays, Authors and Books mentioned
- David Sedaris
- Sarah Vowell
- David Rakoff
- Jonathan Ames
- AJ Jacobs
- Changing my mind by Zadie Smith
- Kurt Vonnegut
- David Foster Wallace
- Evocative Objects by Sherry Turkle
- Nora Ephron
- This American Life from NPR
Your turn to talk
- Continue the conversation about Essays. Who are your favorite authors? Do you read essays or listen to podcasts? Talk to us here on the blog, or on the library’s Goodreads group.
If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future topics please comment on our blog post or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.