Thursday, April 6, 2017

Great Feminist Reads

This year I made a challenging resolution to read more books. I average one to two books per month. Initially, my goal was three to four books per month, but one or two is still challenging for me. In case you are searching for new reading material, I have some suggestions.

Here are five feminist books to kick start your reading habit:

1       Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
If you’re a fan of the Mindy Project (and if you’re not, then you should be) you need to read this book now. It is filled with hilarious anecdotes from Mindy’s life. You can also pick up her second book, Why Me?, while you’re at it.

2    Saga by Brian K. Vaughan
A graphic novel series that follows the relationship between two people from opposing races in an interplanetary war. It stars a badass woman who becomes a badass mom. Characters of color and body positivity abound in its pages.

      Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction
A woman discovers her sexuality, and that she can stop time when she orgasms. Armed with her new skill, she tries to rob a bank with a guy she meets who can also stop time when he orgasms. This is a great series of graphic novels that explores sex and relationships.

4       The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science by Will Storr
An insightful look into why people buy into unreasonable, counterintuitive nonsense. Reading this helped me come to terms with how, as a country, we are in such a messed-up spot, and it showed me that the way out isn’t as simple as convincing the other side that they are wrong.

      Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
A lovely collection of poetry and prose about love, loss, sex, and perseverance. This is the perfect book to pick up when you just need a moment away from it all.

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