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5 Books| A Woman's Lit Guide

posted on: February 17, 2017

This winter, I've been digging my way through books. I started and stopped this one (the reviews were correct), and have since finished The Originals, and going back to a Toni Morrison favorite.  The thing is, diving into the words of others at any point in time has become a great respite for me. Finding poetry and being inspired and more importantly, educated.

If you find yourself on the hunt for a few books to add to your collection, here's a short guide to get you started.

 Men Explain Things To Me I gifted this book to my dear friend a few weeks back. It's a compilation of several essays. Even though it's a short read, it's powerful and inspiring.

 We should All Be Feminists  If you have yet to read this book, chances are, someone you know has. It's a moving piece on modern feminism and inclusion, based on personal experiences from the author.

The Awakening. My friend, Maia,  loved this book.  It's about a woman struggling between her unorthodox view on femininity and motherhood with prevailing social attitudes of the turn of the century.

Bound For The Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero This is one of the best history books with a wealth of research, recommended by my mother-in-law.

Bad Feminist:Essays  Another easy read that is straight up hilarious and insightful. You need this one in your library.

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2 comments:

  1. Great list!

    I just finished Bad Feminist a few days ago, and I want to read We Should All Be Feminists. But most importantly... I am SOOO happy someone has mentioned The Awakening.

    It's a book we had to read in my honors English class in high school, and it completely changed my life views.

    There's a quote in there that's resonated with me ever since I read the book. I've underlined it in a fuchsia color, I've taken a picture of it, I've added it to my Facebook "favorite quotes" section, and I'd love for it to be a tattoo on me someday:

    "The bird that would soar above the level of plain tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth."

    LOVE it! Such a monumental moment for me.

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    1. Thank you for leaving your suggestions, Cierra!!

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