Fierce Feminist Friday: Science Fiction Series Starring Flawed and Fabulous Women

Recently, I've been reading a lot of books with complicated, contradictory characters. These are the best characters, in my opinion, because they feel real. People in the real world are rarely simple. Straight-up evil villains are few and far between. So are perfectly upright role models who never mess up or say the wrong thing.... Continue Reading →

Passing by Nella Larsen

After rereading Their Eyes Were Watching God, I decided to seek out books published by women pre-1950 to add to my 2018 TBR. You can see the whole list on a past Fierce Feminist Friday. I started with Nella Larsen's Passing, first published in 1929. Passing concerns two black women living in Chicago and Harlem... Continue Reading →

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

In Red Clocks, Leni Zumas imagines a terrifying and all-too-easily-plausabile future in which the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty and property to all embryos from the moment of conception. Abortion is illegal in all states and women caught attempting abortion or assisting in abortions can be charged with murder. Red Clocks was incredible... Continue Reading →

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

What an absolute delight! The Prince and the Dressmaker, a gorgeous graphic novel set in late 19th century Paris, has everything I want out of a fairytale: creativity, fabulousness, whimsy, unique and courageous characters, and just enough darkness to make the happy ending both a joy and a relief. Prince Sebastian is into wearing dressers,... Continue Reading →

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