Updated: Mar 30, 2021
Happy New Year 2021!
Hope the new year kick started well for you and carries a vibe of a better future than 2020! After deciding to prioritize a wide array of readings and suggestions apart from the book review requests I receive, her's me keeping my promise. I only include books that have been independently selected by me.
'White Feminism: From Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind' by Koa Beck
Since the late 19th century, feminist movements have pushed women of color — and their concerns — to the margins. In White Feminism, Koa Beck sheds some light on the racism that's still prevalent today in mainstream "feminist" circles.
Join the important conversation about race, empowerment, and inclusion in the United States with this powerful new feminist classic and rousing call for change. Koa Beck, writer and former editor-in-chief of Jezebel, boldly examines the history of feminism, from the true mission of the suffragettes to the rise of corporate feminism with clear-eyed scrutiny and meticulous detail. She also examines overlooked communities—including Native American, Muslim, transgender, and more—and their difficult and ongoing struggles for social change.
How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community by Mia Birdsong
After almost every presentation activist and writer Mia Birdsong gives to executives, think tanks, and policy makers, one of those leaders quietly confesses how much they long for the profound community she describes. They have family, friends, and colleagues, yet they still feel like they're standing alone. They're "winning" at the American Dream, but they're lonely, disconnected, and unsatisfied.
You Have a Match: A Novel by Emma Lord
From the beloved author of Tweet Cute comes Emma Lord's You Have a Match, a YA novel of family, friendship, romance and sisterhood...
When Abby signs up for a DNA service, it's mainly to give her friend and secret love interest, Leo, a nudge. After all, she knows who she is already: Avid photographer. Injury-prone tree climber. Best friend to Leo and Connie...although ever since the B.E.I. (Big Embarrassing Incident) with Leo, things have been awkward on that front.
But she didn't know she's a younger sister.
After some extensive due diligence, I added these above books on my TBR and cant wait to get to them soon. Trust me, you're going to love them. I know that I already do. Let me know your thoughts if you got to read them!