Five Feministy Books To Read This Weekend

Five Feministy Books To Read This Weekend

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There’s something so comforting about lying in bed on a lazy Sunday morning to read funny feministy books by badass women. I sometimes feel that this is my tribe. Or at least, one of my tribes.

Over the last two years, I’ve made it a point to read more books. My plan was to read literary classics, but I’ve noticed how it’s always books by these hardworking, successful, writers that call to me the most. You may have seen these books recommended all over the place. Here are my top picks and how they changed me:

1. Bossypants by Tina Fey

Good morning! ☀️ ☕️ 📖 Via @alienkaren: We’re saying goodbye to Women’s History Month and there is no better time than the present to mention one of my comedy heroes: Tina Fey. This is one of the truest, most honest memoirs I’ve read and I can’t help but hoping to grow up to be as nerdy and cool as Tina. In this book she has a bit that says “The Mother’s Prayer for Its Daughter” and I’ve copied and pasted into all of my devices and will pass it on in the future, just in case I have a daughter. . P.S. Tina Fey isn’t on any social media platform- isn’t that the dopest thing ever?! P.P.S. I know that my fellow Indonesians don’t watch The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt because it just isn’t as popular here- but do check it out if/when you have time. It’ll brighten up your darkest days. . . . #tinafey #comedy #comedian #womenshistorymonth #marchforwomen #bossypants #bookstagram #bookstagramista #bibliophile #ilovereading #igreads #coffeetime #coffeestagram #coffeelover #coffeesnob #butfirstcoffee #coffeetime #morningread #goodmorning #booksha #bookish #bookworm #booknerd

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The part that stayed with me most is the exact moment when she knew she was becoming a woman. No, it wasn’t when some loser tried to pass a suggestive comment and get away with it. Instead, it was when she wore her first bomb outfit that she’d chosen herself. Yes, that’s really the best way to know you’re becoming a woman. I wish it was a rite of passage for all girls.
Takeaway: No matter how quirky you are, you’re bound to find people who vibe with you.

2. The Girl With The Lower Back Tatoo by Amy Schumer

If you are going to read @amyschumer – you should do the book (and Amy) complete justice and read it with a glass of scotch (or wine or a martini or tequila). There is probably nothing more I can say about this book that hasn't already been said. Amy Schumer is hilarious, honest and completely relatable in her book of essays about her life. It is literally like having a drink with a friend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🍷🍷🍸🥃🥃 Grab a copy. So worth it. #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #currentlyreading #books #amyschumer #girlwiththelowerbacktattoo #hilarious #essay #mustread #funnybooks #igreads #getreading #bookworm #reader #readersofinstagram #booksanddrinks #scotch #laphroaigcollection #readingtime #booklove #readeveryday #bookblogger #bookreview #bestreads #igbooks

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Wow, I was really expecting some light reading when I started this book. But it’s deep. Amy Schumer has definitely seen how ugly and complicated life can get. Dysfunctional family, rape, betrayals, hard work, success – it’s all there. And she’s come away stronger, faster and funnier(while a lesser woman would’ve come away meaner).
Takeaway: Love yourself, love your body, work like a demon and expect the best.

3. How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran

Don’t be fooled by funny woman Caitlin Moran. Her book packs a punch. She writes about everything – from teenage masturbatory episodes to pregnancies and abortions. Oh my, the last two almost gave me PTSD. Who knew deliveries were that painful and crazy? There’s nothing normal about it. A must read if you’re planning to have many many cute little babies.
Takeaway: If you work hard enough and stay prepared, opportunities will come knocking at your door.

4. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling was a timid little girl who grew up into a confident, happy, successful writer and actress. How does that happen? This book lets you know.
Takeaway: Work hard and then act entitled.

5. I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

This was one of the first memoirs I ever read by a funny female author. It was great to read something wholesome and happy for a change, though she does talk about grappling life on the other side of forty. But she does it with so much humor. Yes, she’s complaining. But you know this is a woman who’s not beaten down by life. And that’s such a relief. We don’t hear enough of this.
Takeaway: Your sense of humor is the one thing that needs to grow bigger with age.

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