11 books on the list
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The Eye of the Beholder
When danger lies in the eye of the beholder, what happens when you reject its pull?Cora carries secrets her daughter can't know. Freya is frightened by what her mother leaves unsaid. Angel will only bury the past if it means putting her abusers into the ground.One act of violence sets three women on a collision course, each desperate to find the tr...
This will be great!!! It is a fantastic book!!! – source
Giving Up the Ghost
A Memoir (John MacRae Books)
@MargieOrford I know I am so awfully sad about it. Her book Giving up the Ghost is what inspired me to start writing about personal things. – source
Also recommended byLena Dunham
If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal
What Animal Intelligence Reveals About Human Stupidity
“A dazzling, delightful read on what animal cognition can teach us about our own mental shortcomings.” - Adam GrantThis funny, "extraordinary and thought-provoking" (The Wall Street Journal) book asks whether we are in fact the superior species. As it turns out, the truth is stranger—and far more interesting—than we have been led to believe.If Niet...
@justindgregg @mexiwriter @thebafflermag @JackNorrisRD I’m just so very delighted. This book really opened my mind and I envy you your knowledge of animal behavior and it’s meanings… I feel like you see the world so much more deeply. – source
Stealing My Religion
Not Just Any Cultural Appropriation
From sneaker ads and the "solidarity hijab" to yoga classes and secular hikes along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, the essential guide to the murky ethics of religious appropriation.We think we know cultural appropriation when we see it. Blackface or Native American headdresses as Halloween costumes--these clearly give offense. But what a...
This is an excellent book and very pertinent to the issue of orientalism, appropriation! Thank you @BucarLiz for your inspiring work. – source
They Were Her Property
@jenniferdeseo @sejr_historian Oh goodness that book “they were her property” is a masterpiece. – source
Also recommended byAlexis Isabel
Dating, Sex, and Marriage in America's Prisons
What is it like to fall in love with someone in prison?Over the course of five years, Elizabeth Greenwood followed the ups and downs of five couples who met during incarceration. In Love Lockdown, she pulls back the curtain on the lives of the husbands and wives supporting some of the 2.3 million people in prisons around the United States. In the v...
This is SUCH an interesting book... for its humanizing and empathetic exposition of what life is like for people who love a person who is incarcerated! Join us tomorrow to learn more [email protected] – source
Also recommended byLena Dunham
The Doctors Blackwell
How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine
Highly recommend this book! What a riveting story and so well-told. If you want to read about strong women who are pioneers this is THE book for you @wwnorton @WWNortonLibrary – source
The Brutish Museums
The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution
Cannot emphasize this enough. One of the best non-fiction books this year. @profdanhicks – source
Indian Sex Life
Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought
How British authorities and Indian intellectuals developed ideas about deviant female sexuality to control and organize modern society in IndiaDuring the colonial period in India, European scholars, British officials, and elite Indian intellectuals--philologists, administrators, doctors, ethnologists, sociologists, and social critics--deployed idea...
I have to say @durbakatha “Indian Sex Lives: The Colonial Origins of Social Thought” is the best book I’ve read this year. – source
For those who may like to read a historically thorough account of life in Mughal palaces I highly recommend this book by scholar Ruby Lal the best I read in 2018) – source