book reviews

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

SR James2 years 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...
Kristina Bratsch2 years ago
The Rhetorical Analysis of Peggy Orenstein's 'Just Between You, Me, and My 622 Bffs'
When I first got into Facebook and Twitter, I got bullied because of my weight and looks. I would have people comment on my pictures "You're fat," "You are a cunt," "You need to lose weight," "It look...
Lauren C2 years ago
Women in Literature – the Role of Liz Gold in the Spy Who Came in from the Cold
John Le Carré’s, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, is a complex novel, with many layers and, often, re-reading it reveals further and further hidden secrets. However, essentially, the novella holds t...
Destiny Smith2 years ago
In Defense Of Minor Characters
We have seen what’s on the road. We’ve seen the drug hazed, beautiful rot that followed a generation of lost boys, straight out of Peter Pan, as they searched a postwar concealer-soaked country for an...
Janie McKnight2 years ago
Reasons Anne of Green Gables is the Best Female Character Ever
In case you don't know, Anne of Green Gables is an 8 book series written by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery. The first book, Anne of Green Gables was published in 1908. I first read Anne of Green Gab...
Wilson Geraldo2 years ago
Gender Criticism of Junot Diaz's 'The Cheater's Guide to Love'
In today's society, gender plays an important role in almost every aspect of our lives. Much like racism, and religious intolerance, sexism is a learned behavior. It is prevalent in many cultures, inc...
Kaitlyn Maura2 years ago
"House of Mist:" A Feminist Novel
Some may argue that "House of Mist" is an “anti-feminist” novel due to the female narrator’s obsession with fairy-tales and a man who doesn’t love her, as it seems to make her conform to the patriarch...
Rachel A. David2 years ago
Best Books about Overlooked Women in History
Rosa Parks. Amelia Earhart. Cleopatra. Jackie Kennedy. Joan of Arc. These are just a few names on the long list of women who have unequivocally changed the course of history through their work, talent...