When I saw the Women Unbound challenge I just knew I had to join it! Have you heard about it? Well, you can get all the details on the challenge blog but basically it’s a challenge to get readers to read books related to women studies.
I’m going to try and shoot for the Bluestocking level (because I just love the word bluestocking) which means I’m going to try and read five books between now and Nov. 2010. As usual, I’m going to select books from my stacks. Here are the books that sound good to me so far but you know I’m a moody reader so my list is probably going to change but that’s for later.
- A Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. How one woman seeks to free herself from the demands of city life.
- West With The Night by Beryl Markham. She was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic. She definitely sounds like a woman who lived quite a life.
- The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell. A tale of sisters who were seen as funny, glamorous, intelligent, beautiful, and quirky.
- Leaving Home by Anita Brookner. At twenty-six, Emma Roberts comes to the painful realization that if she is ever to become truly independent, she must leave her comfortable London flat and venture into the wider world.
- The Vagabond by Colette. A story about an actress who rejects a man she loves in order to live in an independent way
Who else is joining and what are you a reading?