HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope you all have a wonderful 2015!
Here is what I read in December! 🙂
Feminism: A Very Short Introduction by Margaret Walters*
I enjoyed this! It’s a very quick resource/mini textbook on the origins of feminism!
Politics and the English Language – George Orwell
A quick essay about language. It’s basically Orwell throwing shade at certain authors and telling them why they’re wrong to use certain techniques. I would recommend this for aspiring writers!
We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Fantastic essay based on her ted talk of the same title. Fascinating to read. One of my favourites this month. I’m really interested in reading some of her fiction work now!
Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins
Enjoyed this conclusion to the trilogy! I did a review heeeere! 🙂
Introducing Contemporary Feminist Thought – Mary Evans
A quite boring textbook on more feminist thought. Didn’t really grip me, it was very black and white. That being said, it’s definitely resourceful academically.
The Strange Library – Haruki Murakami
A fantastic little short story/novella about a boy being lost in a library. My copy came with the most beautiful drawings. I read it in an hour. I can’t wait to read more Murakami!
Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
A fantastic autobiographical graphic novel of the author growing up in Iran in the middle of a war. Satrapi tackles such a touching topic with sensitivity and also humour. It’s brilliant.
The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart – Mathias Malzieu
Just awful. I adore the cover and the premise sounded really interesting. But it’s not. The writing style is all over the place. Jack is an awful character, especially as he gets older, with a very cliche boy v boy over a girl plot. Don’t read it.
Thanks for reading! Sorry this was super quick, I read more than I thought I did this month!