This book club was created for women who want to read about the empowerment, equality, and encouragement of women. From learning about the lives of great women through biographies, to enjoying fictional stories of strong female characters, I started this group to meet others who seek a hopeful future through feminism. All types of literature are game and all with a love of reading are welcome. Past books we've read include: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore Ashley’s War by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman The Power by Naomi Alderman Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump by Dan Pfeiffer Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
I have reserved the Lion’s Memorial Shelter to host a socially distanced, safe meeting for June. Based on the last book poll, I chose two books, as they both look fantastic. Kara will lead a discussion for "Rodham" by Curtis Curtis Sittenfeld and I'll lead the discussion for "The Female Persuasion" by Meg Wolitzer. Pick one (or both if you're a fast reader!) and come enjoy some outdoor time. We have enough space to be 6 feet apart depending on the pandemic status. BYO beverage of choice and feel free to bring food. I'll provide finger foods. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!