Sunday, December 16, 2018

Book Your Stocking with Tatiana Ryckman

Book Your Stocking 2018

Book Your Stocking: December 16

Welcome back to Book Your Stocking, the annual reading series in which readers and writers share the book they most want to discover in their stocking this year, whether that's a book they've read, want to read, or wish existed. 

Today's reader joins us from Austin, TX by way of a childhood in Cleveland, OH. Please welcome Tatiana Ryckman.


So Sad Today
+ Melissa Broder
So Sad Today: Personal Essays
Melissa Broder

I often just think the name of this book as if it's an explanation for something, or an independent thought (similar to Heti's How Should a Person Be?--a question I ask myself often). I've seen the book in shops, I've heard it mentioned by friends, it just seems so ubiquitous and yet I haven't taken the plunge and bought the thing. It's starting to feel absurd that I haven't read it yet. I'd like to put my eyes where my brain is, I guess.

About today's reader:

Tatiana as a child in Cleveland, OH
TATIANA RYCKMAN is the author of the novella, I Don’t Think of You (Until I Do) and two chapbooks of prose. She is the editor of Awst Press and has been a writer in residence at Yaddo, Arthub, and 100W. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Lithub, Paper Darts, Barrelhouse, and other publications. Tatiana can be found on airplanes or at


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