A Short History of Myth: By Karen Armstrong

Stars: 4 of 5 This is one of those short audiobooks that I had to immediately listen to again. This doesn't happen much, but every now and then I finish a book, typically on religion or mythology, and I just have to share it with my husband. I personally love the definition of mythology espoused … Continue reading A Short History of Myth: By Karen Armstrong

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This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything by Amy B. Scher

There were a lot of things to love about this book. I do love books about travel and meeting new cultures, especially those where the culture is embraced by the person entering it. I know not everyone is compatible with every place they venture, but I still prefer they show some respect. Scher more than … Continue reading This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything by Amy B. Scher

It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort

I absolutely loved this memoir. It's not what anyone would call entertaining but it's a representation of some of the things that happen in our lives. Purmort goes through a lot in just one year. I can't even imagine the compounding tragedy that she deals with and I really wouldn't want to. It's not preachy … Continue reading It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort

Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

Stars: 3 of 5 Letters of a Woman Homesteader is my Read Harder 2019 pick for Task 1. I had thought about Jane Austen's Lady Susan, which is also an epistolary, but I liked the idea of a true story better. Also, I loved that someone compiled Stewart's letters into this collection that serves as a kind of memoir of … Continue reading Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

In My Shoes: A Memoir by Tamara Mellon

Stars: 4 of 5 In My Shoes is my business book for Read Harder 2019's task 17. I wasn't sure if it had to be a book about how to run a business, but this one does that too. This is Mellon's memoir of her time at Jimmy Choo. I had no idea what all went into … Continue reading In My Shoes: A Memoir by Tamara Mellon

Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri

Stars: 4 of 5 This is a short audiobook, but so much is packed into it. Pamieri was a part of the campaign for Hillary Clinton and recounts ups and downs along the road to her eventual loss. It's a candid book about the obstacles that women face in pursuit of power and accomplishment. Some … Continue reading Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri

The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store by Cait Flanders

Stars: 3 of 5 In The Year of Less, Cait Flanders shares the things she learned when buying less and having less than she had before. In contrast to Flat Broke with Two Goats, Flanders isn't forced into it by extenuating circumstances. She sees that she's on that road and wants to stop well ahead of it. In general, I appreciate all stories … Continue reading The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store by Cait Flanders

Memoirs of Raging Feminists

In honor of International Women's Day last week, here are 5 Memoirs of Raging Feminists. By raging feminist, I mean those rare women that are more than happy to get out in front and talk about things that need to be talked about, even when they know it will incur the rage of the men … Continue reading Memoirs of Raging Feminists

Anthologies of the Women Who Paved the Way

Over the years of writing this blog, I've particularly enjoyed reading about the amazing women who have come before me to change the world they lived in so that it could become the one that I was born into. We still have a long way to go for the women who come after us, but … Continue reading Anthologies of the Women Who Paved the Way

Memoir of an Early Arab Feminist

This book really took me by surprise. I was expecting the early battles of an early Arab Feminist to be quite different, but I suppose I bought a lot of the propaganda too. Khalidi was an interesting woman, knowing what she wanted and not afraid to ask for it. Her life reads more modern than … Continue reading Memoir of an Early Arab Feminist