Suggestions

As the title suggests, this is where to give us your suggestions on what to read, watch, or listen to next. Once we have a few, we’ll keep a confirmed list and schedule of what’s going on.

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11 responses to “Suggestions

  1. I thouroughly recommend “Women of the Revolution: 40 Years of Feminism”, a collection of inspiring essays, articles and interviews from 1970s to present day (from Guardian Books). Could get some very interesting discussions going.

  2. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Jgaskell.htm Can we read something by Elizabeth Gaskell…any female author that was considered unfit for ladies to read i think must be considered!

  3. Also (and sorry to take up more comment space!) a few months ago I read Jeanette Winterson’s ‘The Daylight Gate’ which is a great novella (I think you would call it that – very short) so lends itself well to an online book club. It follows the Pendle witch trials of the 1600s: magical, historical, sociological, metaphorical…I think there are many meanings that could be drawn from it, which would make for interesting debate!

  4. Ann Veronica by H G Wells. Haven’t read this for a few years and I want to reread it, remember it being excellent and very far removed from what you normally think his books will be like.

  5. How Do You Grab a Naked Lady?

    My bipolar, schizophrenic, seductive mother was arrested over 33 times in Hawaii and more in California, mainly for parading naked in public. She was also the spouse of a well respected/known business and community leader of Hawaii.

    Though she’s not an expert on mental illness, I am an expert on being mymother’s daughter. In my colorful, honest, heart-wrenching and comedic memoir, I tell my story, and address how to catch a naked woman. How Do You Grab a Naked Lady? details the life of a woman raised by dysfunctional parents.

    Now on a mission to tell my story, I hope to bring awareness to mental illness, those who suffer from it, and those who suffer because of it. If nothing else, my book is a reminder that no matter how crazy your family is, there’s beauty in the breakdown.

    Find more about my book and life on my website, and also feel free to contact me: http://sharonlhicks.com/

    I’m happy to supply you with copies of the book if you’d like.

    Many thanks,
    Sharon Hicks

  6. A few of my favourite feminist books:
    Kathy Acker – Blood and Guts in High School\
    Virginia Woolf – To The Lighthouse
    Sylvia Plath – The Bell Jar
    Kate Chopin – The Awakening

  7. This is such a great idea! Why don’t we read the quintessential feminist novel – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte! It’s a classic book set in the Victorian era about Jane’s passion and abilities despite her social position.

  8. Hello! I recently published a feminist book of short stories and poems. It’s called A Man’s Right to Choose and I believe you’d enjoy reading it. It’s available on ebook here http://www.amazon.com/Mans-Right-Choose-Speculation-Inequality-ebook/dp/B00MRO6XAI

  9. Hello! Would you be interested in being included in the blog tour I am currently setting up to promote my book, Driven Women, just published on Kindle.

    Would you consider running either a brief review or an excerpt from the book on your blog? The excerpt can be of your own choosing, or I can supply you with one and, as such, be a guest blogger. Or, if you prefer, I can be available for a Q&A / interview.

    I would of course be happy to feature your blog on my own blog / website / twitter handle.

    I appreciate your considering this and hope you will participate! Please let me know at your earliest convenience, and I will have a copy of the book sent to you.

  10. Here is below a short synopsis of the book mentioned above:
    Scandalous? Maybe they are. Ambitious? Certainly. Fun? Absolutely.

    This book is not for the faint of heart: its heroines are true feminists, free-spirited, forward-thinking, modern women who are not afraid to go against social and moral conventions to get what they want – whether it is a career, a man or a family.

    When a lion-headed logo starts finding its way in Xavière, Galatea and Lena’s lives, it marks the beginning of a journey through which the three friends will discover what the notion of accomplishment truly means to each of them.

    Xavière works in venture capital in Silicon Valley, but her passion is endurance horseback riding – a passion she has more and more difficulty combining with her professional and family obligations. When she meets Ashish, a young and extremely successful African businessman, she starts seriously questioning those obligations.

    Galatea fights hard to climb to the highest level in the French nuclear industry. An unrepentant seductress exclusively attracted to men of power, she discovers that she can’t count on any of them when a strategic deal with Korea, her big chance to finally shine, mysteriously fails.

    Lena lives in Stockholm and is openly in search of a man of high status, with whom to have a baby and lead a fancy life – but is it really what she wants? Adopted from Korea as a baby, her only birth souvenir is a medallion with a lion-headed logo on it, around which much speculation will revolve as a sequence of events suggests that this medallion is nothing trivial – and neither are the origins of the young woman.

    Indeed, that Ashish’s company logo is a lion head, might only be a coincidence. And that Galatea’s deal went awry when she mentioned that very same lion-headed logo, might also only be a coincidence. Then again, it might not be.

    From a castle in France to the deserts of Dubai, from the arrogant Silicon Valley to distinguished Stockholm, from a pop concert in Seoul to a white-and-blue villa in Greece, the adventures of the three friends take us from family mystery, to love affairs and professional triumph.

  11. Hi,

    I have just started a blog with a page for ‘Feminist Friendly Fiction’ that I plan to update regularly, which you might find interesting. Here is the link: https://philipelliottwritersblog.wordpress.com/

    Cheers 🙂

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