Category: Reading

Best books from a very long 2018

Hello and Happy New Year’s Eve, dear reader. It’s been a long year, hasn’t it? Kind of feels like it’s been the longest year in the history of the universe. Maybe that’s why I was able to squeeze SO MUCH reading in this year, because it’s been the year that never ever ends. Will it... Read more »

Feminist Book Club: The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti

My friends and I created a feminist book club on Facebook to engage and discuss feminist topics. Our inaugural choice was The Purity Myth by writer and feminist activist Jessica Valenti. The subtitle of the book says it all: “How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women”. The focus of Valenti’s novel is the... Read more »

5 Ways to Give Your Friends the Reading Bug

5 Ways to Give Your Friends the Reading Bug
My life mission is to convert everyone I know into a reader. Reading has sprinkled my life with so much joy and magic, and I’ll be damned if my friends miss out on that experience. But it’s not easy. People are resistant to the idea of reading. I partially blame high school English. Apologies to... Read more »

My Favorite Books of 2017 (and the female authors who wrote them)

My Favorite Books of 2017 (and the female authors who wrote them)
It’s been a packed year of books and a tough year for women. Maybe in some twisted way it seems triumphant, like a forward march towards equality, but really it’s been painful, angry, and exhausting. 2017 feels like one giant I-told-you-so, but already I can feel the backlash brewing, the Roy Moore’s of the world... Read more »

After all this time? A Tribute to The Boy Who Lived

  To kick off my 2017 Reading Challenge, I decided to begin with the Harry Potter series. It’s only been a few years since I’ve read all seven books cover to cover, but it felt like a necessity to start 2017 off with my favorite wizard. We could all use a little extra magic and... Read more »