A Women’s March

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…

Life on Mars: Poems

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

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

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

Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice

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
Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

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!