Tag Archives: gender studies

Bright We Burn, by Kiersten White

As this is the third book in a series, I won’t say too much about the story. This is the continuation of a story based on a fiction version of the man later known as Vlad the Impaler, or alternatively, … Continue reading

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The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang

When Frances follows her client’s wishes instead of her boss’, she is both fired from her job as a seamstress and hired by a mysterious new client in the palace. She meets Sebastian, the Belgian prince, in need of her … Continue reading

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Tess of the Road, by Rachel Hartman (audio)

Tess has always been the “bad” twin, in her angelic sister’s shadow, tormented by her mother and younger brothers. Her family is completely miserable: parents estranged and impoverished, half-sister who is also a half-dragon, and Tess herself, “ruined” at the … Continue reading

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Protected: Into the Bright Unknown, by Rae Carson

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Now I Rise, by Kiersten White

After And I Darken, the paths taken by the three main characters have diverged. Lada (Vlad the Impaler) has gone back to Europe to try to claim the throne of Wallachia. Mehmed (sultan of the Ottoman Empire) plans to conquer … Continue reading

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Mrs. Fletcher, by Tom Perrotta

Eve Fletcher is a divorced single mom whose only son has just gone off to his freshman year of college. As she struggles with empty nest syndrome, she finds herself addicted to internet smut, while simultaneously taking a class in … Continue reading

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And I Darken, by Kiersten White

From Goodreads: No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised … Continue reading

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Pantsuit Nation, by Libby Chamberlain

Note: While I’ve listed Libby Chamberlain as the author, she’s actually the editor of this book and the person who put it all together. The content of the book is from many different individual sources. Not long before the 2016 … Continue reading

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Strong is the New Pretty, by Kate Parker

Subtitled: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves This photo-journal is a collection of girls of all ages exhibiting all sorts of strength: confidence, kindness, independence, creativity, and more. I was drawn to the book during my mini-retreat to Minneapolis a … Continue reading

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Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Subtitled: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide This book explores gender inequality around the world, focused primarily on sex trafficking, violence against women, and maternal mortality. It also discusses potential solutions and gives accounts of some successes and failures … Continue reading

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