Introduction to A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

As mentioned previously, I am beginning with this book in my reading of the feminist canon. It is the first book that I found that specifically advocates for women to have rights equal to that of men and in many ways sets up the idea of feminism for generations to come. It was written by... Continue Reading →

September International Days

September doesn't have quite as many international observances as August and July but they are just as important. As before, I don't have books for every single one, but am always taking suggestions to fill these lists up. This is my first year getting into the international observances. Researching these days and looking for books... Continue Reading →

Feminism Book List

As mentioned a few days ago, I compiled the list of books on the UN Women's Instagram and all the suggestions into one big book list. It was made in Goodreads to make these titles easy to find, though a few titles are missing. While making this, I did notice that some were doubles but... Continue Reading →

75 Books of Feminism

There is a canon of feminist books out there that I know I have barely scratched the surface on. This is the beginning of my project to change all that. I was deciding how best to go about acquiring a good list of the feminist books to study through when I saw this post on... Continue Reading →

June International Days

June is a HUGE month for observances and celebrations but my personal library is terribly low on the very things these days wish to raise awareness on. Recommendations from readers would be much appreciated! Also, I recognize this is terribly late, but even with the lapse in punctuality, these books are still worth recommending. Despite... Continue Reading →

Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson

I first heard of Temple Grandin because of the 2010 movie of her life. It was amazing to watch the changes she made in the cattle industry captured within the movie. Don't get me wrong, the movie involves a lot more than her innovation when it tells her life story, but that part of it... Continue Reading →

Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

Honestly, I was fairly mesmerized by Deraniyagala's story. Like so many others, I can't imagine what she went through and continues to go through. It's a difficult book to review beyond saying that she writes beautifully and candidly and is absolutely mesmerizing. On the one hand, I appreciate all the little details that cry out... Continue Reading →

An Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

An Almost American Girl is another Read Harder find, this time for task 4, a graphic memoir that just came out in January. It's about Ha's move to the US as a teenager. Realizing the book was about someone not born in the US actually made me like the title so much better. I grew... Continue Reading →

April International Days

I've been enjoying writing about the UN International commemoration or remembrance days. I don't have something new to read for every day, but there are some. This time, I'll have every day listed, but would love suggestions in the comments for days that I don't have books. Thanks!! 2 April World Autism Awareness Day  (A/RES/62/139)... Continue Reading →

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

I've had this book on my TBR for longer than I can remember but no time ever felt like the right time until Read Harder 2020 put a doorstopper on the task list. I tried out some other books but couldn't quite get into them. Truth be told, it was a weird time for me... Continue Reading →

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