book reviews

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

  • LaVonne 'HONEYXBUN' Powell
    Published 3 months ago
    'Memoirs of a Geisha'

    'Memoirs of a Geisha'

    As you read the tales of the Japanese culture on geishas, you are taken on a self-identity journey. This era of Japan is where entertainment and a patriarchal society begin to go hand in hand. This book imprinted on all its international readers because it touched every culture controversy that made outsiders raise their eyes. In the told tale you find themes of sex taboos, foot-binding, child neglect, adaptation, and perfectionism in outstanding reach. These events being true and someone actually living through them evokes a greater amount of emotion. Some chapters are more heart-wrenching than others. The journey begins with the passing of the mother; Chiyo is the main character and she is sold to a geisha house by her father.
  • Valerie Estelle Frankel
    Published 3 months ago
    'Priya's Shakti'

    'Priya's Shakti'

    Priya’s Shakti, a superheroine online comic from India, stands out in the world because of its impact. UN Women named her a Gender Equity Champion. It’s the first comic of its time to confront teenagers with the reality of sexual violence. This free comic is available online, translated into many languages and adapted into many formats at https://www.priyashakti.com .
  • Paula C. Henderson
    Published 5 months ago
    Statues of Real Women

    Statues of Real Women

    A few years ago it came to our attention that female statues of actual, real women who lived (have a name and birth date) were underrepresented compared to the men. The media coverage seem to be focused on New York City. I started researching the entire United States to see how many I could actually find.
  • Amy Impellizzeri
    Published 7 months ago
    Why I Wish I Wrote 'Whisper Network'

    Why I Wish I Wrote 'Whisper Network'

    "If only you'd listened to us, none of this would have happened."
  • Leigh Hooper
    Published 7 months ago
    5 Books All Women Should Read by Their 20s
  • CD Turner
    Published 10 months ago
    'The Handmaid's Tale' Analysis: Chapters 9-11
  • Mackenzie Z. Kennedy
    Published 11 months ago
    10 Books About Feminism Every Guy Should Read

    10 Books About Feminism Every Guy Should Read

    There seems to be a toxic mindset about gender roles in our society today—one that makes a lot of men full of rage, disdain, and hatred towards women. It's an attitude that makes men think that they understand the entirety of the problems that women face.
  • Michele Manx
    Published 11 months ago
    12 Books for Women to Read

    12 Books for Women to Read

    A few times you've often found yourself down a dark rabbit hole—trapped. Soon you manage to climb out, but not as the same person— as an improved version.
  • Michael Reynoso
    Published 11 months ago
    Book Review: 'Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race'
  • Rose Sours
    Published 12 months ago
    Text Analysis of a Play by Henrik Ibsen

    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 encouraged to be helpless rather than to think for herself.
  • Danny Fantom
    Published about a year ago
    Have You Read This Yet? 'Milk and Honey' by Rupi Kaur (Pt. 3)

    Have You Read This Yet? 'Milk and Honey' by Rupi Kaur (Pt. 3)

    "i alwaysget myself into this messi always let himtell me i am beautifuland half believe it . . .that will be theend of me" (Kaur, 2015, p. 81)
  • CD Turner
    Published about a year ago
    'The Handmaid's Tale' Analysis: Chapters 6-8