Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

An obvious choice that took me far too long to come to for Read Harder this year. Orange is the New Black was a great pick for a book written in prison.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Memoirs of a Literary Forger by Lee Israel

Memoir Monday! Can You Ever Forgive Me? is a fun little memoir for your Read Harder Task 19.

Memoir Monday!!

This is the two year anniversary of Memoir Monday and I have to admit that it only gets better all the time. Yes, I have run across a few memoirs that I haven't enjoyed and more than one that I couldn't bring myself to finish, but it's still a favorite feature. I enjoy getting a... Continue Reading →

Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date by Katie Heaney

Memoir Monday!! An adorable memoir on being uncoupled but not alone with some beautifully made feminist points on the importance of coupling.

Things I’ve Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi

Two years ago, I read Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran, which did a number on my opinions about certain classics that are so patriarchal in nature that they drove me crazy even before I knew I was a feminist or what the word patriarchy really meant. She does a great job of explaining how to... Continue Reading →

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

I have some mixed feelings about this one. I found most of Doughty’s comments and opinions about death and the American way of handling it rather refreshing but there were some minor points that hit me a little off.To focus on the positive stuff first, I love the detailed explanation of how her opinions of... Continue Reading →

9 Memoirs of women and their work

In honor of those graduating schools and joining the workforce this month, here are some awesome memoirs of women working and doing jobs that are unusual but satisfying for the women who do them. And probably the men that do them too. Except the nuns, still no male nuns. Dear Madam President: An Open Letter... Continue Reading →

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

This is the second memoir I’ve come across written entirely in verse and I have to admit that I do love the format. The first was brown girl dreaming. There are some things that are just better said this way. Of course, there are some things that are harder to read in verse but definitely... 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

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 →

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