What I read as a Feminist Writer

I used to talk about books all the time and I want to bring that back. It was an easy topic to cover back when I didn’t know what direction I wanted to take The Fresh Feminist in. Then my freelance writing business started to grow and I didn’t have as much time to read. While I don’t read at the rate I used to, I am still able to get some reading in here and there. So here are five books I have read as a feminist writer.

First is ‘The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love’ by Sonya Renee Taylor. Now, this is a powerful book about embracing yourself and living your authentic life.

‘A Room of One’s Own’ by Virginia Woolf is a feminist classic that I just had to read. I enjoyed the experience as it was different to most non-fiction books.

My next book is ‘Her Body and Other Parties’ by Carmen Maria Machado. This is a short story collection that is speculative and a little weird but really impactful.

‘The Strange Library’ by Haruki Murakami is one a picked up on a whim because it was short and sounded fun. I did have fun with it. It definitely pushed the boundaries of the fiction I’m used to reading.

Then we have ‘The Frenchman’s Creek’ by Daphne Du Maurier. This is less atmospheric than her other novels but includes a lot more action. It’s expected of a strong female lead and a pirate.

I’ve discovered a website where you can buy books from indie bookshops online so I would highly recommend checking that out: https://uk.bookshop.org/ 

Let me know what you have been reading!


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