It is International Women’s Day and the best way for me to celebrate is to offer up, for myself and you, some reading options for March.
It is painfully clear that I was a bit ambitious in February. Out of the 11 books I named, I was able to complete six and start Obama’s A Promised Land. Two of February’s books are moving into March’s list along with another interesting slate of books in honor of Women’s History Month. I remain ambitious with eight books but a few of them are rather short reads so who knows…I might make it…
As promised, mostly to my husband, I started with my own shelves and books I’ve been wanting to read…
Two came from last month purchases and will fulfill my essay and poetry slots:
- Audre Lorde’s Your Silence Will Not Protect You (volume of poems, essays and speeches) and
- Tracy K. Smith’s Life on Mars: Poems
Two are from my shelves at the church and don’t cover any specific genre other than I want to read them:
- Ain’t I a Womanist, Too?: Third Wave Womanist Religious Thought Edited by Monica A. Coleman and
- Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
And three more have been on my shelf for a while and will fill the history slot:
- Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me a book on loan from a friend who I am pretty sure forgot she lent it to me…(sorry Ali)
- Sara Ahmed’s Living a Feminist Life and
- The graphic novel, Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice by Debbie Levy
Now what you might have noticed, there is no and I mean NO fiction, sooooo while I was watching the Book YouTuber “cari can read” the other day, she spoke about a novel about a Korean woman that made some significant waves in that country’s feminist movement recently and so I was able to procure that choice from the library. I am excited to begin adding more international authors to my reading repertoire as well:
- Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho
Needless to say, I am looking forward to another great month of reading. I do not think I purchased any new books for March’s reading, but I have of course purchased books because, well, I have a problem.
Happy reading everyone!