Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Review:  I read Furiously Happy a while back and LOVED it, so I had to go out and get this one (well, from the library) as soon as I was caught up on my reading challenges. I’d had no idea this one came first and I’m looking forward to checking out her third book this year too. As before, Lawson’s writing style is rambling and fun … Continue reading Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Unbowed by Wangari Maathai

Review: I picked up Unbowed for my Nobel Women challenge. It turns out that, like all of the women who have won the Nobel Prize in Peace, Maathai’s story is beyond incredible. Don’t get me wrong, all people given such honors are likely to have been through hardship, but it gets me each time in a new way. I love Maathai’s idea to build the Greenbelt Movement. … Continue reading Unbowed by Wangari Maathai

Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism edited by Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman

Review: First of all, let me just point out that where the title says “Today’s Feminism” they are not actually talking about today. They are talking about 2002, when it was originally published. I had originally thought it was a recent book, mostly because I wasn’t paying adequate attention to it and had fallen absolutely in love with the title. So, this is very much … Continue reading Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism edited by Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman

I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchú, translated by Ann Wright

I originally posted this for WIT Month a few months ago but wanted to repost today. Unfortunately, this is my only memoir by an indigenous author. I do plan to read “Strong Medicine” Speaks, which is a narrative that has been in my TBR for far too long. I also need to find some more to read when I’m done with it. I’m fairly good … Continue reading I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchú, translated by Ann Wright

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

Review:  Furiously Happy might be the most entertaining book I have ever read. Lawson is ridiculously hilarious. Her rambling style of writing sounds a lot like my internal monologue on some days. Well, a less creative version with a smaller rolodex of messed up things that could happen. Its more the distances her train of thought travels before returning back to the point and less … Continue reading Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

Ordinary Light by Tracy K. Smith

Review:  This one is hard to review. Smith’s story is not bad or uninteresting or poorly written, but it just didn’t speak to me. While there were familiar elements in her story, whether to my own experience or other books I’ve already read, there was not much that made it really stand out. In the world of personal experiences, I don’t consider this a bad … Continue reading Ordinary Light by Tracy K. Smith

Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

Review:  Sex Object is not at all the book I thought it was going to be but I’m not entirely sure what I expected either. I had read Valenti’s book Full Frontal Feminism a while back and had a sense of her style of feminism and that how she feels about the way women relate to men. Of course, not all feminism is about men but they … Continue reading Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

Bald is Better with Earrings: A Survivor’s Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer by Andrea Hutton

Review: I don’t know about you, but I found this title irresistible. It perfectly conveys the attitude and topic of the book. With so many risk factors for breast cancer and so many women diagnosed every year, I can’t see how it’s ever too early to learn a bit about it. I knew the basics on what people do after being diagnosed, like get treatment … Continue reading Bald is Better with Earrings: A Survivor’s Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer by Andrea Hutton

Memoir Monday: Nobel Women Read

Today begins announcements for the 2017 Nobel Prizes! Last year, I decided to read at least one book by every woman who had been awarded the Nobel Prize. I had initially wanted to do it in a year but that reading schedule proved a little too daunting. Instead, I’ve sprinkled them in with other challenges. Also, not all have written a book so I have … Continue reading Memoir Monday: Nobel Women Read

World Contraception Day!

The pill was something I took for granted for years. I even scorned it in favor of other forms of contraception available today. The IUD is a glorious thing and my personal favorite option. BUT the pill was the one that started it all. We would be stuck with abstinence and sterilization and the off chance a guy is willing to wear a condom without … Continue reading World Contraception Day!