Summer 2017 Reading List

Back in the spring I was working on a project about women’s empowerment through music, and it got me thinking about all of the fabulous females out there who had to fight for many of the privileges we enjoy today. Hey, decades ago there were practically no women authors, and even fewer books featuring female heroines.

Even today women have to fight gender stereotypes as authors, and have to defend their female characters as well.

So this season my reading list is (mostly) by women, presumably for women, featuring women and miraculously all have a woman’s name in the title. (It’s also the first time I’ve included two books by the same author on my reading list!)

Here are some of the diverse ladies with whom I’ll be spending my summer:

  1. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  2. Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
  3. Elizabeth and After by Matt Cohen
  4. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  5. Always Alys by Harriet Lane

Psst- wanna see which books have previously graced my bookshelves? Click here. Want even more fun reading recommendations? I’ve got some for you here. Don’t forget to find me on Goodreads so we can snoop each other’s bookshelves and dish about our favourites.

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3 thoughts on “Summer 2017 Reading List

  1. I am slogging along through Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things. It is dense, deep, and very interesting but pulls at my heart, too. It is always hard to be a smart girl in a stupid world, but it was much, much worse back when women were hardly even encouraged to read!

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      • Kindle says I am 65% of the way through; this was my book club’s pick of the month, so I’ll also have some other people to perhaps expand my opinion. I’ll keep you posted!

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