this week in books

This Week in Books: October 27-November 2

THEN: The Answer, by Rebecca Sugar

The only book I’ve read since last week’s slump was the Steven Universe tie-in picture book, The Answer. (I reviewed it here.)

NOW: The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women. by Jessica Valenti

I’ve been meaning to read The Purity Myth more-or-less since it came out in 2007 and somehow, I never got around to it until now. (I love library ebooks.) I’m glad her memoir, Sex Object, didn’t turn me off from her writing. If I hadn’t meant to read this for so long, would I have picked it up after that? I don’t know.

This has been a good read. I’m back on my “women’s studies 101” kick.

NEXT: The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien; Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, by Cheryl Strayed

Both of these came in from on hold a little too late, but I think I’ll read them anyway.

I have a lot of sewing to do if I’m going to get these Christmas presents finished on time, so The Lord of the Rings audiobook will be good for that – though I doubt I can get through the whole thing in the two week borrowing limit.

Tiny Beautiful Things is a re-read. I wanted some self-help to read over my autumn vacation, but since Radical Self-Love was such a let-down, I decided to go back to an oldie but goodie that I knew wouldn’t disappoint.

This Week in Books is hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found.

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