#ReadWomen December

Greetings, everyone! So, I’ve decided to take part in #ReadWomen December. This is something I just found out about today, and am very excited about. The gist is that for a month, readers have decided to deck out their reading lists with female authors – some choosing to read female authors only for December, others vowing to include more women writers than they usually read. For more information, the twitter hashtag has been a great resource for me.

So in honor of celebrating women’s voices, I thought I’d share some of my favorite books by female authors, as well as a few books on my own #ReadWomen reading list.

Recommendations:

  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
  • The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
  • The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls

My Reading List:

  • Fun Home by Alison Bedchel
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (a reread)
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • The Blondes by Emily Schultz

Are you taking part in #ReadWomen December? What are you reading?

Fundamental Female Literature That I Wish I’d Read in High School

Fundamental Female Literature

Earlier today, I was reflecting on my primary education, and came to the realization that I only read three books that were not authored by men in the duration of my time in public school. (To Kill A Mockingbird, Frankenstein, The Outsiders) That’s pretty upsetting, especially for a feminist. The result: my knowledge of woman writers is… patchy. The worst part is that I didn’t realize how heavily male the literary canon sways until I got to college. So here’s a list of books I wish I had been taught in high school, some of which I still haven’t read, some of which may be quite a departure from the norm.

What is up with these looking a lot like pot leaves?