Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward What: The first great novel about Hurricane Katrina, and the winner of the 2011 National Book Award. Why: Because Ward will remind you that only thing stronger than the forces of nature is family. #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/best-books-millenials-reading-list#slide-35
State of Wonder (Anne Patchett) Marina Singh sets out for the Amazon to investigate the sudden death of her scientists colleague. Marina is nonetheless determined to uncover the true nature of another doctor's research into female reproduction — and the longer Marina stays, the more she falls under the spell of the rain forest and its people.