4/10/2016

Feminist Book Club Reads: April



As we've established, I'm on a quest to read all the things and at the moment it is books about feminism, written by women and just all-round inspiring texts. It's not too much to ask really. Today I am sharing what I'm reading for the feminist online book clubs this month and also another book which I'm reading just because...

Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates-This wasn't a book club read for the month per se, but it has cropped up in the forums of a number of book clubs and on YouTube etc. Although it was actually Emma who convinced me to read it. Everyday Sexism started as a project on Twitter+a website where women anonymously shared stories or incidents of sexist behaviour they'd witnessed or experienced themselves. It fast turned into a movement and the book was born as a result of those discussions. Each chapter addresses a topic such as young girls or women in politics, looks at the statistics-both for the UK and the world and contains statements from people about sexism relating to those categories. I'm still reading this one but it's really eye-opening and at times sad+frustrating that some of the ideas discussed seem to be inherent to our society. It's a fantastic read, and is making me all the more excited to read the follow-up book, Girl Up

How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran-I've moved from one Caitlin Moran book to another. This is the third/fourth (I can't keep up) book for Emma Watson's online book club. I really, really enjoyed Moranifesto. It's going to be in my monthly favourites post though so I'll save the rambling on that for now. How To Be A Woman was one of Caitlin's first books and was a bestseller+award winner. I have extremely high hopes for more of what I loved from Moranifesto, but about women, feminism and of course hilarity from Caitlin's own life. Do not disappoint me, book. 

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf-This is the second book from Jean's Feminist Orchestra book club. I ended up buying a copy of this because it was proving to be a bit frustrating to track down from the local library. I've only just started this but from what I can tell it isn't a novel, but I think it is adapted from a speech Virginia gave. It's late and I'm like yeah no to research... It's been interesting so far but I'll put a review up on my Goodreads page when I am finished.

*Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?

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