I’m still focusing on largely ready books by women. We’re half-way through 2017 (!!!), here is what I have read so far this year. Of note–I have started reading more poetry! This is something inspired by a tidbit in the book by Cheryl Strayed (see below):
If you had to give one piece of advice to people in their twenties, what would it be?
Cheryl Strayed: To go to a bookstore and buy ten books of poetry and read them each five times.
CS: Because the truth is inside.
- The Violet Hour: Great Writers the End by Katie Roiphe
- Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente (again)
- Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature by Shelley DeWees
- It Ended Badly: 13 of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright
- The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino
- Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs
- Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon
- Wigs on the Green by Nancy Mitford
- The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future edited by Alexandra Brodsky and Rachel Kauder Nalebuff
- Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada
- Kushiel’s Justice by Jacqueline Carey (again)
- Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace by Jessica Bennett
- Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of an Artist by Emily Carr
- Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
- A Lonely Lady by Willa Cather
- A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
- Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
- The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi
- Dark Sparkler (poetry book) by Amber Tamblyn
- Memories by Lang Leav