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recent reads...

Aside from Harry Potter book seven, I've recently been mixing up my reading with light/hard stuff.

I read Infidel by Aayan Ali and I highly recommend this book. It's the memoir of a woman who grew up a muslim in Somalia/Saudi Arabia/Kenya and how she was able to step away from it and see how Islam hurts women with a lot of its laws. It's a great read. Upsetting at parts, but mostly I'm in awe of what this woman overcame.

I followed it up with Full Frontal Feminism and this was great. I think every woman, especially the younger ones, should read this book. It's about making younger women realize that chances are they actually *are* feminists and that's not a bad thing. It's a nice, easy overview of all the issues plaguing women's rights.

Now I'm currently reading Nineteen Minutes by Jodie Piccoult (sp?). I've only read one other book of hers (that I love and adore and re-read occasionally), The Pact, but I do enjoy her style of writing. Anyone have any other of her books you think I'd enjoy?

I'd love to discuss any of these reads with anyone who has read them.

Oh, and I have discovered this awesome site, www.goodreads.com, where you can keep a library of all the books you read, ones you want to read, ones you rec to people...I can be found here. If you're on goodreads, feel free to friend me.

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stargrlnat
Jul. 26th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
if you like jodie piccoult read My Sister's Keeper. so good. 1st book of hers ive read.
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