I love to read, and I love to write. I am always making lists of my favorite books, what’s on my mind - in print, online, articles, what have you. This week I wanted to put together a reading list of some of my favorites. Below are the books (this week is focused on minimalist fiction).
The Big Girls, Susanna Moore. (She also wrote the Cut). This takes place in a woman’s prison, and there is not ONE superfluous word in the whole novel. Like a puzzle…every piece is required.
Damage, by Josephine Hart, is another great one. Hart recently passed away, but her legacy lives on. The movie did not do this book justice - it’s emotionally raw, and you can barely breathe while reading the first person narration of an unimaginably hideous event.
Why Did I Ever by Mary Robinson is the best example of minimalist writing. It’s an unusual, unexpected reading experience. Gotta love that.
These are just a few of the examples of minimalist fiction that I love. What are your favorites? Let me know!