Tag: feminism

Review: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

This is my second book by O’Neill, and while it wasn’t nearly as powerful as Asking for It, it still kept me thinking well after I put it down.  O’Neill draws characters that feel very real, and her books leave an emotional impact.  Only… Continue Reading “Review: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill”

Review of The Red Word by Sarah Henstra

In the thought-provoking The Red Word, Sarah Henstra explores rape culture on college campuses, particularly in fraternity houses.  Narrator Karen Huls arrives at an unnamed Ivy League college in 1995, where she becomes torn between two worlds: the feminists she lives with and the fraternity… Continue Reading “Review of The Red Word by Sarah Henstra”

Review of The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg

This book is an often-disturbing look at some classic children’s tales.  If you’ve read much children’s literature, you know many of these stories are pretty creepy to begin with, like Grimm’s Cinderella where the sisters cut off their toes and heels to fit in… Continue Reading “Review of The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg”

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Last year I said that every woman should read The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. I’m adding How to Be a Woman to that list. I’m coming late to the Caitlin Moran party, since I’ve read about her from many bloggers.… Continue Reading “How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran”

Ten Nonfiction Books on my TBR List

I don’t read a lot of nonfiction, but for some reason I have a growing pile of it on my TBR list, and every day I’m hearing about something new I want to read.  So I enjoyed Nonfiction November, because it gave me even… Continue Reading “Ten Nonfiction Books on my TBR List”

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