With the news of Ruth Bader Gingsberg’s passing last week, I have been reflecting a lot on politics. Women’s rights. How we got here.
Prior to last Friday, I had been stacking my TBR pile with some politically charged books – both fiction and non to get some inspiration during this political season. Now, it just seems more urgent to do something – whether that’s volunteering for ANY candidate that you believe in, or supporting causes that promote equality.
Some books that feature some strong women in politics (or even just feel good stories about politics…) that are on my TBR list…
Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld
She Will Rise by Katie Hill
Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing by Allison Winn Scotch
Running by Natalia Sylvester
Most Likely by Sarah Watson
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Confession: I finished Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing recently and LOVED it. It was such a delightful read that really brings to light all the challenges that women in the public eye face.
The others are either in my kindle or queued up on my nightstand (which somehow, over the past few months has accumulated more books than I’ve had since we moved after Ethan was a baby when I donated BOXES of old books just so I wouldn’t have to move them again.)
Speaking of political – today is Voter Registration Day. Don’t miss your chance to make an impact – there is so so much at stake. There are 41 days before the election and now, more than ever, your voice matters – it matters for people who don’t yet have a voice, it matters for people who’s voice has been stiffled by systemic oppression, it matters for the future generation of voters ahead of us. Have a plan to vote – whether by mail, voting early, or in-person on election day. And ask EVERYONE you know if they are registered. Check out vote.org for information and resources.
What’s on your TBR list?
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