TBR shelf: May

Aw may. My birthday month. I turn 32 this year. I was feeling a bit down about it, but then I realized I’m only getting better with age. I’m bragging a bit, but it’s more of a self acceptance. I’ve spent years trying to figure myself out and my place in the world and I think I finally have an idea on who I am. That being said I wanted to read about other women who rocked. I know I did the all female month recently, but is it really something one can over-do? If your answer is yes, I’m not your blogger.

  • Kindred by Octavia Butler
  • The First Bad Man by Miranda July
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • Honor by Elif Shafak
  • The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud
  • Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick
  • A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert
  • The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
  • Hammer Head by Nina MacLaughlin
  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
  • The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage and Scandal in the Gilded Age by Myra MacPherson
  • Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstration by Elissa Stein
  • Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties by Lucy Moore
  • Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans
  • Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
  • Bachelor Girl: The Secret History of Single Women in the Twentieth Century by Betsy Israel
  • God Help The Child by Toni Morrison

My digital shelf

  • Euphoria by Lily King
  • The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak
  • Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand
  • I Am Not a Slut by Leora Tanenbaum
  • American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee by Karen Abbott
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

This is just too good of a pile I’m hoping I can make a sizable dent in it. Which would you be reaching for first?

3 thoughts on “TBR shelf: May

  1. You seem to enjoy reading a range of books from different genres, historical fiction and (auto)biographies included. Have you read The Glass Castle? I recently read that this year and fell in love with it!

    1. I love reading all kinds of stuff. There is such a wealth of stories out there that I figure why limit myself. I haven’t read it, but it’s on my shelf! I need to make a note to move it up my TBR list. Recs like yours helps me do that!

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