Dear Michelle, We Got Him. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara and the Golden State Killer

2018 saw the publication of Michelle McNamara‘s posthumous work I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: A Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer(*). The US screenwriter and true crime expert were working on a new take on what she called the Golden State Killer when she suddenly passed away at the age of 46 in […]

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Four Non-Fiction Backlist Books for Women’s Month

March is Women’s Month and thought at Bodies in the Library we celebrate women writers all year long, this time I have decided to write about non-fiction backlists for various reasons. The first is that as I’m growing older I find myself yearning for more non-fiction written by women and about women. The books I […]

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You Do You by Sarah Knight: Non-Self-Help Books that Change Your Life

I first crossed paths with Sarah Knight when she was still working in New York City as part of the team behind Jessica Knoll’s debut novel Luckiest Girl Alive. Shortly after that, Knight went freelance and since then she has become the author of a series of non-self-help books that have changed my life (for […]

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Doing It: Let’s Talk About Sex by Hannah Witton

I discovered online sexual educator and Youtuber Hannah Witton this year while discovering the huge amount of bookish and sexual content available on Youtube and decided to create a list of subscriptions to check every day. Her channel – with more than 300,000 subscribers – focuses on sex and relationships, and although I would be […]

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Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight

Last year I read Sarah Knight’s non-fiction debut The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck, and I loved every page of it. Knight book is a parody of self-help books, but it was also very useful as women sometimes give too many f*cks about others, and not enough about our free time and self-care. […]

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Nasty Women: A Collection of Essays + Accounts on What It is to be a Woman in the 21st Century

Nasty Women: A Collection of Essays + Accounts on What It is to be a Woman in the 21st Century by indie publisher 404Ink took the Internet by storm some months ago. The book contains essays by women writers on their lived experience as women in the 21st century. The project caught the attention of feminist […]

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Spinster. Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick

This semester I joined a feminist book club that takes place in my favourite city and is led by a fellow feminist PhD candidate at my same programme. The club is organised nation-wide, with different physical meetings all over Spain by the feminist organisation La Tribu (‘The Tribe’). Our first reading was Spinster. Making a […]

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My Life on The Road by Gloria Steinem

As a feminist, I know there are certain books and certain authors that I should read in order to be as informed as I can about the previous struggles and the many successes of feminist. The reason to impose such a view on myself comes mainly from my love for books, rather than an external […]

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The Life-Changing Magic of Not-Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck by Sarah Knight

I think I learned about Sarah Knight‘s The Life-Chaning Magic of Not Giving a Fuck almost at the same time as I learned about Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Obviously, Knight’s is a parody of Kondo’s, and obviously I decided to completely forget about tidying up (major loss of time most of […]

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The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

I borrowed The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf from the school library last June, because I realised that it is one of those landmarks in feminist theory that I still had to read. During my degree, I had one of my now PhD supervisors talk about “The Third Shift” for women, and the idea stayed […]

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