I'll read almost anything and love what captures my imagination. Best of all is responding to books in the larger cultural sense, loving or loathsome. Literature should have a place in the wider world.
The narrative voice is nearly as annoying as Zoey Redbird's: better in that the skill level of the prose is higher, worse because it's consistent. When Zoey shut up, description was written cleanly...but this narrator, whose name I can't even remember, never shuts up at all. There's also an infodump in the middle of a sea chase, and all of it is overlong. I also didn't like that I knew Emma would die because she was the second woman he saw. Skeevy.
Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy
Daniel Abraham, Robert Redick, Saladin Ahmed, K.J. Parker, Scott Lynch, Elizabeth Bear, Ysabeau S. Wilce, Ellen Klages, Jonathan Strahan, Jeffrey Ford, Trudi Canavan, Glen Cook, Ellen Kushner, Kate Elliott
Leonard Wolf, Bram Stoker
The Guermantes Way
Christopher Prendergast, Mark Treharne, Marcel Proust
The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Phillip Lopate
Pitch Like A Girl: How A Woman Can Be Herself And Still Succeed