One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to read more in 2017. Here are the books I picked up in January. The genres I read this month were (in order): nonfiction memoir, nonfiction essay and murder mystery.
What I Told My Daughter – Nina Tassler
I love memoirs, and this book read like a bunch of mini-memoirs in one. Each chapter consists of a few pages of advice that influential women would give or have given to their daughters. The women contributing to this book are from politics, journalism, academia, entertainment, etc. You’ll recognize some of the names, such as Geena Davis, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Madeleine Albright, Whoopi Goldberg and Laura Bush. I loved hearing advice from such a diverse group of women!
We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This essay is based off her TEDTalk of the same name. Embracing her African roots and reflecting on her upbringing, Chimamanda points out the problems we have with understanding feminism. She challenges society to take on a more inclusive feminism, where we understand intersectionality and embrace diversity. If you’re a Beyonce fan, you’ll recognize a soundbite from her TEDTalk in ***Flawless.
The Trespasser – Tana French
This book is definitely on the lengthy side, but it was so good I read it in one day. Antoinette Conway is a Murder Detective in Dublin. What seems like a cut and dry case soon takes some mysterious turns, hinting at some possible police corruption. While it’s slow to build suspense, once you’re halfway through, you won’t be able to put it down.
Next up: The Responsible Company – Yvon Chouinard & Vincent Stanley
What good books did you read last month?