Books We’d Love to Read

by thiszine

Usually summer is a slow publishing season for books, with fall reserved as the prime time to push new and exciting texts. Maybe that’s why so many great books by and about women and feminism have come out recently–publishers would rather save the fall slots for other types of books.

Here are some books we’d love to read — and if you’d love to read them too, send us a review!

  • Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown by Jennifer Scalon (Oxford University Press, 288 pages, $29.95)

    Helen Gurley Brown has been a controversial figure in feminism. She revamped Cosmo by bring sex to the forefront of the magazine. Feminist trailblazer? Or controversy-loving sell-out? Can a woman be both a feminist and a fashionista?

    A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century by Cristina Nehring (Harper, 336 pages, $24.99)

    A review in the Wall Street Journal Online states the Nehring, a columnist for Harper’s and The Atlantic Monthly, believes that feminism has corroded the nature of romantic love by tying it up with endless self-checks and dampened eroticism. Has feminism eroded eroticism in love?

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