Which books should you read by Joan Didion?

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”

Joan Didion in The White Album

Iconic American author and commentator Joan Didion passed away this week aged 87 after living with Parkinson’s Disease, according to her publisher Knopf. The esteemed writer was best known for highlighting the realities of counterculture, often concentrating on the subtext of political and social rhetoric. In 2005, she was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for her biography The Year of Magical Thinking. Here are her incredible works in order:

πŸ“š Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968)

πŸ“š Play It as It Lays (1970)

πŸ“š A Book of Common Prayer (1977)

πŸ“š The White Album (1979)

πŸ“š Salvador (1983)

πŸ“š Miami (1987)

πŸ“š After Henry (1992)

πŸ“š Political Fictions (2001)

πŸ“š Where I Was From (2003)

πŸ“š The Year of Magical Thinking (2005)

πŸ“š Blue Nights (2011)

Have you read any of her works?

Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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