What Makes Girls Sick and Tired [Lucille De Pesloüan]

I absolutely adore What Makes Girls Sick and Tired by Lucille De Pesloüan, though the reasons for which I love this graphic novel are thoroughly upsetting. The book is as it seems, a quick commentary on all the injustices that women face, from those faced by us all to those faced by those of different races…

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Lies Girls Believe [Dannah K. Gresh]

I’m honestly at the point where I don’t know why I bother with books like this anymore. I guess a part of me wants to be able to give these people the benefit of the doubt, to say that even though I know their inability to look at the world intelligently as they continue to…

Grabbing Pussy [Karen Finley]

Grabbing Pussy by Karen Finley was hard for me to read. Not because it wasn’t a good commentary, not because it wasn’t impressively written, and ironically not even because of the vulgarity. This book was hard for me to read because with every turn of the page it reminded me who the current President of the…

The Dating Game [Kiley Roache]

The thing about The Dating Game by Kiley Roache that really gets to me is that I wasn’t ever actually impressed with the novel in any real way. There were things about it that I liked and things that I didn’t like, but nothing ever made me feel any strong emotions barring a rather disgusting display…

What If? [Anna Russell]

What If  by Anna Russell is the second bit of poetry fiction that I've read so far this week and I'm finding that I really enjoy this type of storytelling. Poetry collections are nice and all, but they are infinitely more appealing when they follow an actual story and plot. Young Joshua's grades have slipped…

One Too Many Lies [L. A. Bowen]

Had this been the sort of poetry I came across in any other random book, I might not have liked One Too Many Lies by L. A. Bowen. I can tend to be pretty picky with my poetry, which shows in the fact that there are very few compilations that I enjoy. Bowen accomplished something impressive…