Friday, July 1, 2016

Two lists inspired by my last post

Books we've read in my feminist book club in approximate descending order of how much I liked them:

  • My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki 
  • The Orchard: A Memoir by Adele Crockett Robertson 
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
  • A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernandez 
  • Beauty Queens by Libba Bray 
  • A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the Lovely Lady She is Today by Kate Bornstein 
  • How the García Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez 
  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel 
  • Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain 
  • Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 
  • Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore 
  • The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar 
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 
  • By the Light of My Father's Smile by Alice Walker 
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin 
  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich 
  • I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé 
  • Zazen by Vanessa Beselka 
  • The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin 
  • The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood 
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Books that I would like to read by trans women, in no particular order*:

  • A Safe Girl To Love by Casey Plett 
  • Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano 
  • Nevada by Imogen Binnie** 
  • I've Got a Time Bomb by Sybil Lamb 
  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock 
  • Hormones by Amber Neko Meador 
  • Run, Clarissa, Run by Rachel Eliason 

*I am very open to expanding this list. Add suggestions in the comments.

**OK, I've already read this one, and it's awesome. So good.

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