What she reads if she loves Meg Wolitzer

What she reads if she loves Meg Wolitzer

If you have yet to pick up The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, it’s time to throw your feminist cap on and dig into this popular new literary novel. These five new books are perfect for feminists everywhere.

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor

Sonya Renee Taylor knows the path to self-love and accepting your body is paved in hardship. In her latest book, she dives into the many definitions of being strong and how we must embrace our flaws in order to fight our insecurities. This book inspires people to upset the current systems in place that make people feel less about themselves.

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper 

Brittney Cooper believes that black women have the right to be angry and that their anger can be transformed into something beautiful and transformative. In Eloquent Rage, Cooper explains the story of black women and why they are some of the most well-respected and successful people in society despite the high amount of criticism they face every day.

This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins

In this New York Times bestselling book by debut author Morgan Jerkins, black women’s lives and adversity are clearly explained. A collection of essays on feminism and the life of black women in white America, This Will Be My Undoing is one of 2018’s top reads for anyone who wants to make a difference. This important read, for both young and old, explores what it’s really like to be a black woman today.

A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance: A Feminist Handbook on Fighting for Good by Emma Gray

Author and activist Emma Gray knew that she couldn’t stay quiet after the 2016 election. In this new release, she urges women to keep fighting for what they think is right. After interviewing some of the country’s most influential people, she came up with a guide to help women fight for their rights and gain equality in all realms of life.

Don’t Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life by Peggy Orenstein

In this collection of essays about women, sex and life, Peggy Orenstein explores what it is to truly be a woman in the modern world. With pieces on reproductive justice, the hard feelings between working mothers and stay-at-home mothers and everything in between, this collection brings together some of Peggy’s most influential pieces and aligns them with important commentary from the author.

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Ashley Johnson

Ashley has always been a writer at heart, receiving a diary from her mother at a very young age. Supportive book-buying parents influenced her love of literature and storytelling as she grew up. Her love for songwriting led the way to creating short stories and the start of her own blog where she documented her life as a college student. A fan of dark plot lines, Ashley picked up Stephen King’s It and never looked back. When she is not working on her first novel or new story ideas, Ashley can be found curled up with her rescue chihuahuas or reviewing the newest liquid lipstick formula on her YouTube channel.

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