Young Jane Young

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin Rating: 4.5 stars Expected publication date: August 22nd, 2017   Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This is an amazing and timely book about how unfairly women are still treated in the media, even in 2017.  While it takes two consenting adults… Continue reading Young Jane Young

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah Rating: 5 stars   This short story collection is incredible.  Arimah focuses on the lives of women and their relationships, especially between mothers and daughters or others within their families.  Each story features women who need more than society has given… Continue reading What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian by Han Kang Rating: 5 stars I loved Human Acts, Kang's latest work, and couldn't wait to read her novel that won the Man Booker International Prize.  It did not disappoint.  It was unsettling, haunting, and incredibly weird at parts (mainly thinking about the second section), but it lived up to its critical… Continue reading The Vegetarian

Feminist Non-fiction Recommendations

You may have noticed from other posts, but I love reading about feminism.  While fiction can provide a creative outlet to explore topics related to sexism in today's society, there are several excellent non-fiction works and essay collections that I read recently and want to share: The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley - 4… Continue reading Feminist Non-fiction Recommendations

The Purity Myth

The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti Rating: 5 stars I experienced an abstinence only health program when I was in high school, so this book really resonated with me.  My health teacher even used the gum metaphor. "Guys, would you want to chew someone else's used… Continue reading The Purity Myth

The Geek Feminist Revolution

The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley Rating: 4 stars The book is an interesting collection of essays about Hurley's life and her struggles and triumphs of being a female author in Science Fiction. While I initially went into it thinking it was going to be a collection of essays about feminism in science in… Continue reading The Geek Feminist Revolution

Feminist Fight Club

Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett Rating: 4 stars As you might remember from my review of Startup by Doree Shafrir, I used to work in a sexist workplace.  All of the women in the office were told to just get over the inappropriate advances made by an alcoholic senior manager since they took place… Continue reading Feminist Fight Club

Startup

Startup by Doree Shafrir Rating: 4.5 stars This book was equal parts incredible and infuriating.  There were so many times when I wanted to throw it at a wall because of how perfectly Shafrir captured the environment of casual sexism that still exists today, especially at startups.  I haven’t worked at a startup, but I… Continue reading Startup

Difficult Women

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay Rating: 4.5 stars This book was a gift from my best friend who knows me well and couldn’t believe I hadn’t read anything by Roxane Gay before.  Honestly, I can’t believe it either.  Bad Feminist has been on my list for a while but I never got around to it. … Continue reading Difficult Women