Winter is a time for hibernation, am I right? We at BLNDN love a cozy night with some personal TLC to warm our souls on cold winter nights. So we invite you to get one of these books, put in BLNDN's repairing mask REPAIR YOU, warm up some cocoa, and settle in for a relaxing evening.
A thrilling sci-fi tale of the future of women’s bodies, The Handmaid’s Tale is a forever classic. Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable, and strangely, this book doesn’t always feel like fantasy. This satire will have you horrified and convinced. There’s just no way to put it down.
Need some inspiration? Amy Poheler’s debut book, Yes Please,has it all. Yes, of course it’s funny, with stories, lists, pictures, and witty poems. But this book also offers some sound advice and mantras to keep you going. It’s honest and personal, two things you’d expect from someone as cool as Poheler.
It’s okay to be a bad feminist, says Roxane Gay. She examines her own role as a woman in the world, and comments on women today in this beautifully-written collection of critical essays. Also, it’s really funny, and compares current issues with pop culture and politics. Her witty essays even discuss Mean Girls and Sweet Valley High, so obviously this is a worthy read.
Maybe you aren’t a Sonic Youth fan, but did you know that they paved the way for bands like Nirvana, Hole, and Smashing Pumpkins? More notably, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth is not just an artist, but a total badass. In this moving memoir, she writes about her life of art, music, marriage, and motherhood. It’s a deeply moving story about what it means to be a woman, a person with many roles in her life, and to pursue her own independence.
You think women have it bad now? There was once a time when contemplating marriage and motherhood wasn’t even an option. Published in 1899, The Awakening is about just that — a woman who must resolve her unorthodox views of femininity in the American South and abide by social standards. It’s an enlightening read, considered an early work of feminist literature. I bet you’ll discover that, though this book was written over a hundred years ago, you might very well be awakened.
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