book reviews

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

Rose Sours22 days ago
Text Analysis of a Play by Henrik Ibsen
The play explores a young mother’s realization that her life has been spent in a paternalistic environment, passed on to her like a doll from her father’s house to her husband’s. That is, being encour...
Danny Fantom2 months ago
Have You Read This Yet? 'Milk and Honey' by Rupi Kaur (Pt. 3)
"i always get myself into this mess i always let him tell me i am beautiful and half believe it . . . that will be the end of me" (Kaur, 2015, p. 81) Nothing lasts forever, but maybe we wish they coul...
CD Turner2 months ago
'The Handmaid's Tale' Analysis: Chapters 6-8
“Ordinary is what you are used to. This may not seem ordinary to you right now, but after a time it will. It will become ordinary.”
Hayley Dodwell2 months ago
'A Lotus Grows in the Mud' - A Book You Must Read!
I recently reread A Lotus Grows in the Mud, the 2005 book by Hollywood legend Goldie Hawn. I enjoyed it as much as I did the first time I read it, and it's a book truly worthy of recommendation. So I ...
Morgan E. Westling2 months ago
The 10 Best Books for Feminist Friends
In the words of Queen Bey, "Who run the world? Girls!" There are so many excellent books for feminist friends on the market today because feminism is taking the world by storm. Young women everywhere ...
CD Turner5 months 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 Yates5 months 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 Colon5 months 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 Turner5 months 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. Westling6 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. Westling7 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 O7 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 Leonia7 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 Leibe8 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 Welborne8 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 Violet8 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 Ophelia8 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 McPherson8 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...