book reviews

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

CD Turner14 days ago
'The Handmaid's Tale' Analysis: Chapters 3-5
Link to 1st part. Chapter 3 One motif you’ll see recurring throughout the novel is Offred’s descriptive prose about Serena Joy’s garden, specifically her flowers. The Commander’s Wife dutifully dotes ...
Miranda Yates16 days ago
Is 'American Psycho' Misogynistic?
Can it be a coincidence that the year in which Donald Trump infamously made remarks uncovering his explicit misogyny was also the year American Psycho was published, the protagonist of which being kno...
Ayanna Colon17 days ago
'We're Going to Need More Wine' - Gabrielle Union
Before I begin the book review, I would like to say a couple of things: I listened to the audiobook on Audible narrated by Gabrielle Union. I still plan on buying the hard cover copy. I hope more than...
CD Turner21 days ago
"The Handmaid's Tale" Analysis: Intro, Pt. I, Chapters 1 & 2
Is it healthy to have an obsession with such a depressing dystopian novel? I guess it’s no more depressing than the political news of today. What is this morbid fascination with disturbing alternate f...
Morgan E. Westling2 months ago
10 Classic Feminist Books You Should Read
In the 20th and 21st century, women writers have begun to speak up and truly make their voices heard. Classic feminist books have won the Pulitzer Prize and become bestsellers across the United States...
Morgan E. Westling3 months ago
10 Books to Raise Stronger Girls
Unfortunately, in society today, young girls can be mean. Middle school has become one of the most important times in the girl world, because this is when girls are turning into young women and defini...
Faith O3 months ago
Four Highly Recommended Books Written by Women of Colour
Tired of seeing the same faces, write similar kinds of stories? Looking for a different story to get your creative juices flowing? Here are some amazing books written by authors, that tell stories tha...
Kioko Leonia3 months ago
Feminist Children's Books Every Child Must Read
My childhood was filled with princess stories. Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, you name it. When I was a little girl, I wanted nothing more than to find a handsome prince and live happily ever af...
Jessica Leibe4 months ago
Plain Jane: A Classic Revisited
We all have that one book. The one we covet. Hold to our chests like a protective shield. Usually, it is the one filled with highlighted passages, dog-eared pages, or post-it notes stuck in what looks...
Robyn Welborne4 months ago
This ‘Doll House’ is Not My Home
Nora Helmer lives in the time period where women had no rights in the world. For a while, that concept that women are powerless is seen in the beginning of Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll House”, until No...
Jennifer Violet4 months 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 Ophelia4 months 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 McPherson4 months 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 Searle5 months 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 Demarco5 months 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 Conroy6 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 Woodford7 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 Fingerhood8 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...