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Girl, Woman, Other | Review

Title: Girl, Woman, Other

Author: Bernadine Evaristo

Rating: 5 stars

Dates read: 25 Nov 19 – 25 Jan 20

Publication date: 02 May 19

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton – Penguin Books UK

Genre(s): Contemporary, Feminism, Short Stories

Description:

This is Britain as you’ve never seen it.

This is Britain as it has never been told.

From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl Woman Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They’re each looking for something – a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope . . .

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Penguin Books UK in exchange for a fair and honest review*

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So Lucky | Review

Title: So Lucky

Author: Dawn O’Porter

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 25 Oct 19 – 01 Nov 19

Publication date: 31 Oct 2019

Publisher: Harper Collins

Genre(s): Contemporary, feminism, mental health

Description:

IS ANYONE’S LIFE . . .

Beth shows that women really can have it all.
Ruby lives life by her own rules.
And then there’s Lauren, living the dream.

AS PERFECT AS IT LOOKS?

Beth hasn’t had sex in a year.
Ruby feels like she’s failing.
Lauren’s happiness is fake news.

And it just takes one shocking event to make the truth come tumbling out…

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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions | Review

Title:Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 24 Apr 19

Publication date: 07 Mar 2017

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group

Genre(s): Non-fiction, Epistolary, Feminism

Description:

A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response.

Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions–compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive–for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can “allow” women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.

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FemmeFanTale Sign Up and TBR

It is March, I haven’t done a TBR in a while, and I am loving reading fantasy SOOOOOOO I think a Fantasy by Female Author readathon is EXACTLY what I need in my life right now, don’t you? Announced and co-hosted by Jean of Jean’s BookishThoughts and Jill of The Book NeUK, the readathon will take place from March 2nd to March 10th and is celebrating all things written by Female Fantasy authors! An added bonus is that it also is celebrating International Women’s Day AND helping me fulfil this month’s Just One More Pa(i)ge readathon prompt! Continue reading “FemmeFanTale Sign Up and TBR”