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Feminist Books to Keep Us Company

We believe good books help us feel a little less alone, whether that’s a book that reassures us that we’re not the only ones falling for logical fallacies or it’s a picturesque audiobook experience that complements the landscape around us. Join Renee for a review of The Age of Magical Overthinking by Amanda Montell then stick around to hear Jordy discuss the books she listened to, the bookstores she visited, and the books she purchased on her cross-country roadtrip.

Renee’s Reading Corner: The Age of Magical Overthinking (1:48)

Renee is a huge fan of Amanda Montell’s work and relates to it on a deep level. In this review of Montell’s latest book, The Age of Magical Overthinking, Renee shares what this book does really really well and where it falls short.

Cross Country Bookish Endeavors (7:30)

Jordy sits down to discuss her experience driving cross-country from San Francisco, California to Lyme, Connecticut. Along the way she shares about the bookstores she stopped at, the books she picked up, and the audiobooks that kept her company on the journey. 

Books/Resources Mentioned:
The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality by Amanda Montell

That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon by Kimberly Lemming

American Mermaid by Julia Langbein

Siren Queen by Nghi Vo

Witches: The Transformative Power of Women Working Together by Sam George-Allen

Don’t Want You Like a Best Friend by Emma R. Alban

The Secrets of Hartwood Hall by Katie Lumsden

Something Wilder by Christina Lauren

Red String Theory by Lauren Kung Jessen 

Butcher & Blackbird by Brynn Weaver

Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang

The Mayor of Maxwell Street by Avery Cunningham

Relit: 16 Latinx Remixes of Classic Stories edited by Sandra Proudman

I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast is Me by Jamison Shea

Book Passage (San Francisco, CA)

City Light Books (San Francisco, CA)

Sundance Books and Music (Reno, NV)

King’s English Bookshop (Salt Lake City, UT)

Reading in Public (West Des Moines, IO)

Brain Lair Books (South Bend, IN)

RJ Julia Booksellers (Madison, CT)

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Florida born and raised. Jordy began her professional career as an officer in the Coast Guard but has recently transitioned into the civilian world. When she is not obsessing over her fur babies, you can find her at the beach reading or staying up late to embroider while watching the latest true crime docuseries.

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