Hello and welcome! This is my weekly series, Top Three Thursdays, or, for convenience, TTT. Every week I discuss my top three in any bookish topic. If you’d like to participate, write up a post on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below.
The topic for today (26/10/17) is: Feminist Books on My TBR
For those of you who are new, I’ve briefly mentioned my association with feminism in my previous blog, which can be found here. As it is a topic that I have strong notions about, it is but natural to want to read books that deal with it. I plan to get to them soon because I want to make a recommendation post on this where I also want to talk about feminism in depth, so keep an eye out for that (if that’s something you would be interested in) and hold me to my promise of reading them by the year end.
1. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
I heard about this book first from Emma from the YouTube channel emmmabooks. The title didn’t really appeal to me at first, to be honest. But when I got to know what the book is about coupled with the rave review which Emma gave it and the author interview on her channel, I was 100% sold.
2. The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
In the interview on Emma’s channel, Mathieu mentioned this as a book that is similar to Moxie and excellent in its own merit. I didn’t add it to my TBR until I read the synopsis. It deals with a heavier topic than Moxie does, but I feel like it would be perfect companion novel after I have finished that one and perfect for the darker months where I’d be in more of a mood for such books.
3. Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
This is actually the first book in a series which features strong female friendships and captures the journey of surviving high school while being true to oneself. Lia from Lost in a Story gave it a glowing review on Goodreads, which is how this book caught my eye. I’m hoping to read this one first and then the other two on this list because it seems like a good introduction to feminist YA while also tackling some other important topics such as mental health.
I’m absolutely loving how much those covers go together. Are these books on your TBR as well? Are you interested in literature focusing on feminism? Do you have recommendations for me in this area? Let me know in the comments section below.