Interested in Feminism?

There is a lot of information (and misinformation) swirling around about what feminism is and isn’t, where did it come from and what does it call for. What is “First Wave” feminism vs “third wave” feminism, and who are some feminist authors writing academically and in fiction form?

I’ve selected a few titles from this very comprehensive BookRiot list of “100 Must-Read Feminist Books” which I hope helps you explore a little deeper where this important movement comes from, where it is going, and what it means to different women, and authors. This is a subjective list, there are many other titles, fiction and nonfiction, and many other schools of feminism out there. Go forth and explore!

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Books becoming Films in 2017

Read them before the film versions are released! Below are a few books being made into movies, to be released in 2017. Read the entire list here and here.

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger

“Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark Tower series is King’s most visionary feat of storytelling, a magical mix of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that may well be his crowning achievement. In The Gunslinger (originally published in 1982), King introduces his most enigmatic hero, Roland Deschain of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting, solitary figure at first, on a mysterious quest through a desolate world that eerily mirrors our own. Pursuing the man in black, an evil being who can bring the dead back to life, Roland is a good man who seems to leave nothing but death in his wake.” ~GoodReads

 

   The Long Home                                 Splinter Cell                                                A Wrinkle in Time
                                    

 

The Bell Jar

“Sylvia Plath’s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity.  Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.”~GoodReads

 

   Lost in the Jungle                        All the Bright Places                               The Lost City of Z
            

Ready Player One

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the  OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.“~ GoodReads

 

        Live By Night                                        Wonder                                         The Death Cure