book reviews

Must-read books for and about women, including thought-provoking novels, business books, memoirs and feminist histories.

Jennifer Violet8 days ago
10 Empowering Feminist Novels Every Woman Must Read
As a feminist, we want to possess the strength and mind to take on a world that continues to be dominated by men. There are moments when we encounter situations that make us feel small and helpless in...
Ellowen Ophelia9 days ago
'Beauty Restored': Life After Rape (Must Read)
After I had been raped I told all that needed to know. When my mom told the pastor that worked at her job, I was far from thrilled. I didn’t think that she needed to know. I wasn’t even sure I still b...
Ali McPherson10 days ago
Diary of a Strong Black Woman with Nothing to Hide
"This kind of feels like the first date...."- Gabrielle Union. Actress, author, and activist, Gabrielle Union, is an open book. In Union's brilliant and well-written book of short stories, We're Going...
Maddy Searlea month ago
'Valley of the Dolls'- Book Review
Valley of the Dolls was the original blockbuster bestseller. Written by American author Jacqueline Susann and published in 1966, it combines bitchy gossip with real insight into celebrity culture. The...
April Demarcoa month ago
Best Books About Feminism Every Feminist Should Read
Whether you're looking to begin your path as a feminist, or simply further expand your knowledge on the movement as a veteran feminist, we've got you covered. Reading some of the best books about femi...
Maya Conroy2 months ago
Feminism in 'The Great Gatsby'
After reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, I am left a bit surprised by the female characters. Half of them seem to be independent and embracing their opportunities to be something more th...
Clare Woodford3 months ago
In the Eyes of the Beholder
In the Eyes of the Beholder: Classification, labels, branding: we have all been sorted into groups whether through our income, gender, religious beliefs, or even the most simple of things; your shirt,...
Nancy Fingerhood4 months ago
All Heterosexual Sex Is Rape
At first, I misunderstood the premise of Andrea Dworkin’s book, Intercourse, to mean heterosexual sex is rape. I fell into the trap of believing her critics without reading the book myself, but when I...
Stephanie Moscone5 months ago
Explaining Away Mansplaining
When writing a personal piece, an author tries to make connections to their audience through their own experiences. This can be done in order to teach a moral lesson, or to give a perspective on an as...
Beth Gross5 months ago
The Lost Art of Being a Gentlewoman
There is a book that I have taken with me though every move in the past 20 years. It’s dog-eared and a bit battered, but it’s the one thing I always have with me. Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathn...
Danny Fantom5 months ago
Have You Read This Yet? 'Milk and Honey' by Rupi Kaur - Part 2
In the first article of this series, I introduced the book Milk and Honey, a book mixed of poetry and an autobiography. The stark truths were hard to swallow as they came relentlessly and without embe...
Nicole Sittarich6 months ago
'The Goddess Revolution:' Book Review
Reading has always been a huge love of mine. To find escape within the pages of a book is one of my favorite ways to spend time, so I've decided to start writing reviews and sharing my good reads with...
Danny Fantom6 months ago
Have You Read This Yet? 'Milk and Honey' by Rupi Kaur - Part 1
(WARNING: This book does touch on subjects such as rape, abuse, and other sensitive subjects. Read this, and the book, with caution and care to your mental well being) I picked this book up on a lark....
Kayla Starr7 months ago
Pride and Prejudice
Marriage has yet to be perfected as it is constantly evolving. This very progression has brought about the digression of how we compare to the 18th century world of Pride and Prejudice inhabits. As th...
Lauren Stengel7 months ago
The Yellow Wallpaper and the Paper Parallel
“There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will” . This quote from Charlotte Perkins Gillman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, to me, is exceptionally compelling. We know from the context...
Monica Panait8 months ago
Surviving Sexual Violence. Feminist Perspectives
Author of the book: Liz Kelly Year of publication: 1988 Book title: Surviving Sexual Violence Publisher: Polity Press Liz Kelly was born in 1951 and she has been a feminist researcher and activist eve...
Rachel Blanchard9 months ago
Must Read Feminist Books
The mind of a feminist is more powerful and open-minded than most others. Why? Their main focus in life is to gain equalization for both genders — to demolish gender roles, stereotypes, and everything...
SR James9 months ago
Companions, Concubines, and Chastities — Is this the Female Future?
Louise O'Neill's award winning novel Only Ever Yours is catagorised as dystopian, but reading it I didn't feel like I was entering a disastrous future world, full of prophesies yet to pass — it felt l...