#ReadWomen 2017 Update

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.

  1. The Violet Hour: Great Writers the End by Katie Roiphe
  2. Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente (again)
  3. Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature by Shelley DeWees
  4. It Ended Badly: 13 of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright
  5. The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino
  6. Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs
  7. Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon
  8. Wigs on the Green by Nancy Mitford
  9. The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future edited by Alexandra Brodsky and Rachel Kauder Nalebuff
  10. Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada
  11. Kushiel’s Justice by Jacqueline Carey (again)
  12. Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace by Jessica Bennett
  13. Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of an Artist by Emily Carr
  14. 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.
  15. A Lonely Lady by Willa Cather
  16. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  17. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
  18. The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi


  1. Dark Sparkler (poetry book) by Amber Tamblyn
  2. Memories by Lang Leav
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