Black Lives Matter: A Reading List

I’m sharing this excellent post from Longreads Blog because I feel it’s important for those trying to understand the events of last week. Whether you are new to the social issues of the Black Lives Matter movement or are well versed in what they are fighting for, I believe these articles can be a valuable resource to all. My sincerest thanks to Emily Perper for compiling this post.

This week’s reading list has three parts. Part One features Black authors writing explicitly about anti-Black police brutality. Part Two features Black authors writing about subjects other than police brutality, because maybe it’s in your best interest not to subject yourself to more mental anguish than is necessary, and because Black people deserve to write about […]

via Black Lives Matter: A Reading List — Longreads Blog

Book of the Week: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

Adjusting to post graduate school life means getting to read books strictly for enjoyment again. My goal is to read one book a week for the rest of the year and not feel the least bit guilty.

First up is How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran. To be completely honest, I don’t know much about Moran’s writing other than a bit of the praise and criticism she’s received in the feminist lit world. But when I saw this book on sale at my local bookshop, I decided to give it a go. Who has read this book, or any of Caitlin Moran’s work? What did you think?