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We've picked the next set of books for our informal Attic Reads book club!

Attic Reads is intended to be a fairly relaxed chance to discuss books through a feminist lens, featuring a mix of newer works of fiction and non-fiction and parts of older feminist "canon" as well as some lighter YA featuring female characters and authors.

We meet at 7pm on the 4th Friday of each month for discussion, and there is an casual reading night at 7pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

You can find these listed on our public calendar as well, and we'll be sending out reminders via our Twitter!

Right now we're experimenting with a format where we alternate monthly between more "heavy" fare and "lighter," generally YA reads.

2nd Quarter Book Schedule:

• April 25 - Inside the Shadow City (Kiki Strike #1) by Kirsten Miller

• May 23 - The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities by Ching-In Chen

• June 27 - Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Attic members can get out any necessary liveblogging/quote dropping/note-taking/etc in our Slack #bookclub channel, and feel free to update the to-read/suggestion list on our member wiki.

For those interested, here's a selection from our suggestion list for future meetings - please recommend anything we've missed in the comments!

• Le Guin's The Dispossessed

• Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft

• Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America by Barbara Ehrenreich

• Stand Facing the Stove: The Story of the Women Who Gave America The Joy of Cooking by Anne Mendelson

• How to Suppress Women's Writing by Joanna Russ

• The Haunting of Hill House and/or We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

• "some second-wave classics, maybe what Dworkin *actually* wrote"

• James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips

• something(s) by Shulamith Firestone

• something(s) by Margaret Atwood

• We Who Are About To by Joanna Russ

• Terry Pratchett's Witches or Tiffany series

• Charles de Lint's YA books

Previous book discussions have covered The Second Shift by Arlie Russell Hochschild and Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine.


Date: 2014-03-21 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] schmi
Looks great!! :D

Can't wait to get caught up on my feminist reading and discuss it with smart people! :D :D

Re: Yay!

Date: 2014-03-21 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] schmi
I go by the Bitch Too 100 list. I think I just stumbled by Kiki Strike by accident though. :P


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