Here’s what I read last month in five-word reviews. I did a lot of academic reading in October for an upcoming research trip to South African and Botswana.
Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne: cute poems for Pooh lovers
This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga: after war woman wanders, falters
Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown: spunky lesbian grows up, discovers
African Gender Studies: Western feminist lens isn’t African
Transgender History by Susan Stryker: they are people with history
Rhetoric Retold by Cheryl Glenn: women’s history of writing/speaking
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck: as good as first time
The Pursuit Of Love by Nancy Mitford: Downton Abbey from child’s perspective
Women’s Organizations and Democracy in South Africa: bada$$ women organize for change
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi: magical stories of connected keys
The Professor’s House by Willa Cather: two plot ideas smashed together
Working in the Archives: basics of my favorite research
It was so fun to finally reread The Good Earth! It became my favorite book when I first read it in seventh grade, and while other favorites replaced it along ago, I still love it.
What did you read last month?