Essays, Non-Fiction, Sociology

All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

Continuing on my feminist/sociology book kick, I finally read (well listened to) a book by Rebecca Traister. Synopsis From the back cover: Today, only around 20 percent of Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-nine are wed, compared to the nearly 60 percent in 1960. Traister set out to investigate this trend at the… Continue reading All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

Memoir/Autobiography, Non-Fiction, Sociology, Travel

Travels with Myself and Another by Martha Gellhorn

In continuing my war correspondent memoir/biography trend, I figured it was time I pick up Martha Gellhorn's Travels with Myself and Another. Those who know who she is typically think of her as Hemingway's third wife, but those who care about journalism, know her as one of the first female war correspondents, and inspiration to… Continue reading Travels with Myself and Another by Martha Gellhorn

Essays, Non-Fiction, Sociology

We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

After reading Dear Ijeawele, I figured it was probably about time that I picked up We Should All be Feminists. Many friends and coworkers and customers at the store all raved about it, so time to jump on the bandwagon! Synopsis What does feminism mean today? In this personal, eloquently argued essay - adapted from… Continue reading We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Essays, Non-Fiction, Sociology

The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley

In my continuing quest to find the perfect audiobook, I decided to take a chance on a book I know I have an ARC for around my apartment somewhere... And I'd been meaning to read it for ages but then lost it. So the audiobook, perfect solution!... for the most part. Synopsis The Geek Feminist… Continue reading The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley

History, Non-Fiction, Political Science, Sociology

On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder

I've decided I might as well just go ahead and start calling 2018 my year of nonfiction. Two full months in and I've only read one traditional work of fiction out of the 10 books I've read. Also, I'm prepared to lose friends and alienate certain groups of people over this review and if that's… Continue reading On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder

Essays, Non-Fiction, Sociology

Women & Power by Mary Beard

Oh the thoughts and tirades this book stirs up. But for the sake of review, I'll try to keep it short and too the point. Add this to my growing pile of feminism reads. Synopsis At long last, Mary Bread has decided to address in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack… Continue reading Women & Power by Mary Beard

Memoir/Autobiography, Middle Grades, Non-Fiction, Sociology

Marley Dias Gets It Done by Marley Dias

For once, I can say that I knew about something from the get go! As a former and hopefully soon-to-be-again middle school teacher, I like to keep up to date on what's going on with middle schoolers' reading habits. So when Marley Dias burst onto the scene as a 6th grader with her #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign,… Continue reading Marley Dias Gets It Done by Marley Dias

Essays, Non-Fiction, Sociology

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

This seems like an apt title for this week! I am an unabashedly HUGE Eagles fan and I have been, according to my mom, since birth. It helps that her father, my grandfather, played for them briefly in the 1950s. We are an Eagles family, we bleed green. And nothing, well, almost nothing, frustrates me… Continue reading Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit