Tag: women’s issues

Review of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

This was a really intense book, at times devastating, but I’m glad I read it.  Just know that it isn’t an easy read. It’s the story of two girls who meet in Indravalli, India who meet as teenagers.  Both are poor, uneducated, and forced… Continue Reading “Review of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao”

Review of Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

This was a fascinating book, and one I recommend it if you’re looking for something like The Handmaid’s Tale (appropriate on this Women’s March weekend).  Erdrich’s book is set in the near future, where instead of environmental catastrophe, mankind is facing a different threat:… Continue Reading “Review of Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich”

The Best Books of Summer: Review of The Power by Naomi Alderman

When I went on vacation I didn’t get to review some great reads, so I’m working on catching up.  This one was my favorite. Alderman’s novel won the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2017, but I was a little afraid it wouldn’t live… Continue Reading “The Best Books of Summer: Review of The Power by Naomi Alderman”

The Last Days of Café Leila by Donia Bijan

Part of my Reading All Around the World Challenge, this is a book written by a chef in the U.S. who was born in Iran.  Café Leila tells the story of an Iranian family that experiences terrifying changes in the country after the revolution… Continue Reading “The Last Days of Café Leila by Donia Bijan”

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

I spent months reading this book, which is unusual for me.  I tend to read a book straight through once I’ve started, but with this book (and maybe given the time I was reading it) I felt I needed to go slow and take… Continue Reading “Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain”

The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

I saw Katty Kay and Claire Shipman on the Colbert Report, and I immediately wanted to read this book. They’ve studied all the ways that women’s lower confidence levels (compared to men) hold them back in the workplace and personally. If you pay attention,… Continue Reading “The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman”

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