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November 2020 Book Reviews

An informal solo series reviewing everything FBC founder Renee reads each month.
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Mentioned in this episode:

What Can I Do? My Path from Climate Despair to Action by Jane Fonda

Genres: Non-fiction, current events
Read if you like: actionable ways to save our planet from climate change, civil disobedience, celebrities wielding their privilege for good
Also of note: We had the opportunity to speak with Jane Fonda about this book. Read the recap here!
FBC rating: 5 stars

Sorrow by Tiffanie DeBartolo

Genres: Literary fiction
Read if you like: books with a strong sense of place, complicated love stories, performance art and artists
Also of note: The author will be on the podcast next week!
FBC rating: 3.5 stars

Ties That Tether by Jane Igharo

Genres: Romance
Read if you like: interracial romances, protagonists with encyclopedic knowledge of rom coms, love triangles
Also of note: Content warning for surprise pregnancy.
FBC rating: 3 stars

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Genres: Non-fiction, nature/science, Indigenous lit
Read if you like: non-religious devotionals, essays that make you look at the world differently, plants
Also of note: Send this book and a snack to yourself or a friend through the Feminist Book Club shop!
FBC rating: 4.5 stars

Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival by Velma Wallis

Genres: Indigenous fiction
Read if you like: stories about folks with a strong will to live, stories that have been passed down from generation to generation, satisfying quick reads
Also of note: Check out all of the amazing Indigenous books that folks doing the #Indigathon read! (and make a plan to join this reading challenge next year!)
FBC rating: 5 stars

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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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