March is already here! Can you believe it? The days are getting longer & warmer and I can feel myself getting more feisty as I wake up from my slumber. And my schedule has cleared enough – more or less! – for me to attempt another monthly reading theme. This time the topic is feminism, and I can’t wait to dive in!
These are the books that I am going to read in March: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft; Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay; A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf; Lean In for Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg.
I think of them as on the one hand classic feminism literature (Wollstonecraft and Woolf) and on the other hand basic modern feminism literature. I am hoping they will help me solidify my own thoughts and make me think more about feminist issues. When I am done with them, I consider doing another monthly reading theme in the future featuring Toni Morrison, Bell Hooks, Audre Lorde and hopefully a couple of books by an Asian author.
These five books are of course automatically on my March TBR. But there is one more book that I have already started in February that I’d like to finish this month:
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler – which I’d bought myself a year ago for my birthday – has got me hooked and interested in Zelda’s novel Save Me the Waltz, a mirror-novel to Scott’s Tender Is the Night. It has also solidified my resolve to read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novels.
I often lament that I can’t read books to my heart’s delight and then remember that it is this way for everyone else; and that I should focus more on my gratitude for the privilege to be able to read at all. I know I have my whole life ahead of me to swim in the literature of my choice but nonetheless I still feel anxious and impatient.
All right, that’s all! What are you planning to read for March?