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Gather The Daughters by Jennie...

<i>Gather The Daughters</i> by Jennie Melamed

What if The Handmaid’s Tale took place in a separatist cult, ensconced on an island? That’s exactly what I think went through Melamed’s head while coming up with this novel. Gather the Daughters is a haunting tale of a society where women are controlled but children are free, and a young woman on the cusp of that transition discovers […]

Phoenix by Cecilia London

<i>Phoenix</i> by Cecilia London

I’m pretty much running out of words for this series. It’s brilliant and painful, overwhelming and fully realized. Cecilia London is an evil genius that excels at ripping my heart out while I’m fist-pumping with joy. I’ve written about the first three books in the series (Dissident, Conscience, Sojourn) here and in a few other places as well. […]

The Sweetest Rain by Myra John...

<i>The Sweetest Rain</i> by Myra Johnson

One of the reasons I love reading is that I can learn about people and places I would have never known. Sometimes good escapist fictional fluff is lovely, but most of the time I love a book I can also feel wrapped by. Like a blanket of knowledge comforting me into a better person. When […]

Rising Strong by Brene Brown

<i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene Brown

  If you’ve read anything Brown has written, seen her TED talk or watched anything she’s done – you do not need me to tell you to buy this book. You’ve already bought this book and probably pre-ordered it. Those of you who have heard of this Brown woman and are skeptical because you’re not really […]

Sounds Like Me by Sara Bareill...

<i>Sounds Like Me</i> by Sara Bareilles

  In the intro to this memoir, Sara Barielles writes that she hopes the essay sound like her (hence the book title). She hopes that we feel at home with her voice, that this is just a conversation between some friends and she’s got the floor for now. As someone who has listened to her […]

The Next Generation of Women Leade...

<i>The Next Generation of Women Leaders</i> by Selena Rezvani

Selena Rezvani says in the introduction to her book that she is both disheartened and frustrated by the lack of women in CEO and other leadership positions in business in the United States. While attending business school, she became a schrewd observer of how women are socialized into positions of influence and power versus how […]

Leading Women by Nancy O’...

<i>Leading Women</i> by Nancy O’Reilly

  Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets is one of those books that everyone in a leadership position should read through and then keep on their shelf for future reference. As O’Reilly says in the forward to her edited volume, she hopes that this book offers the “so, how?” of Sanburg’s famous Lean In. […]

Mistakes I Made at Work by Jes...

<i>Mistakes I Made at Work</i> by Jessica Bacal

  Mistakes I Made at Work is a great anthology of lessons from prominent women in various fields about how various failures at their jobs helped shape who they are. I read it for my job as a personnel and research director and will absolutely be using the wisdom gleaned from it in my job. […]

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