I’m dying to know if you guys have read any great books this year? The stack next to my bed keeps growing and growing. I haven’t been able to read fast enough. I flew down to Charleston on Friday morning and had planned on getting through a good chunk of a new book, but I ended up watching The Office on my phone instead. WHOOPS. I heard a rumor that they were taking it off of Netflix so I felt like I needed to get through as many episodes as possible… and then I heard that it wasn’t true!
I always have a hard time starting new books. I swear it takes me weeks to read the first 50 pages of a book and then I finish the remaining 300+ in a matter of days. I need to be hooked and feel a connection to the reader. So bringing a brand new book on a plane when I have tv shows downloaded to my phone? Recipe for disaster.
Anyway, I had to pop on here to share a book I recently finished and LOVED. I was enjoying The Female Persusaion so much that I was trying to “ration” out pages so I wouldn’t finish it too quickly.
I actually received this from a publisher and it sat on my desk for a while untouched. I don’t know how I missed “a novel” at the top of it– I thought originally that it was a weird “I am woman, hear me roar” non-fiction. It’s AMAZING. Literally such a well-written and incredibly relevant book.
It’s mainly about a recent graduate who goes to work for the glitzy startup of a feminist pioneer. It examines modern feminism from all angles. I appreciated it in a huge way. Sometimes I think that companies/brands use feminism right now to sell/push products as a marketing ploy. This book is NOT the case. It’s smart and thought-provoking, all while still being an entertaining read. I think what I liked most about the book was that it demonstrated how “feminism” isn’t, and shouldn’t be, a one-size fits all thing.
I related so much to Greer, one of the main characters, as she navigated college and post-graduate life living in NYC. I think because I also worked at a startup that championed women, I saw so much overlap between her storyline and my life… it got to the point where it was bizarrely similar.
HIGHLY recommend this as a summer read!