TTT: Ten Top Books I Could Reread Forever

These ten books are not just books that I could reread forever but that I definitely should reread periodically, if not yearly. Most of them have appeared on other TTT posts of mine or lists of other sorts. Some of them were a part of first introducing me to their subjects and others helped refine my arguments. A few I only read last year and others are definitely due for a reread and refresh of the ideas.

These first five are books that discuss the state women and/or feminism directly. They are books that I found incredibly insightful and changed the way I thought about things.

Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (Live Girls) - Daisy Hernandez,Bushra Rehman,Cherríe L. MoragaHalf the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide - Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunnDelusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference - Cordelia FineUnspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution - Laurie PennyWhipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity - Julia Serano

These next two are herstories of women who changed everything.

At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power - Danielle L. McGuireHeadstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World - Rachel Swaby

Accidental Saints has a bunch of great ideas about Christianity and how we see each other and how we treat each other. It was for my faith what the above books have been for my feminism.

Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People - Nadia Bolz-Weber

Daring Greatly was one of several books I’ve read of Brene Brown’s. I love her work and this one is my favorite. Remembering it helps me step out of my comfort zone.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead - Brené Brown

In Defense of a Liberal Education was a newer book for me, having only read it a few months ago, but it did change things. I had never looked at Liberal Arts degrees this way, let alone liberal arts subjects. The term “liberal arts degree” has been practically synonymous with “trash” for all of my life. Everyone has always said to get a degree in something, but no one I know uses their degree, so why bother? It’s an interesting argument for not just liberal arts itself, but the persistent question people love to ask new graduates of anything that may be a bit ambiguous: What are you going to do with that degree?

In Defense of a Liberal Education - Fareed Zakaria

So, those are the Top Ten Books that I could reread forever, not that I have reread them yet. Check out other lists on The Artsy Reader Girl!

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