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Women’s Center Monthly Reading List

The Women’s Center has curated a monthly reading list to showcase the importance of literature and the transformative power of the written word. This list will include theoretical text, fictional novels, non fiction books and articles. Skim through our list and let us know your favorite piece! Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

December’s focus is Self Care, so have a great break and settle in with a great read from our list below.

Self Care Books:

  • The Gifts of Imperfection – Brené Brown
  • Self Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself – Kristin Neff
  • Introducing Mindfulness – Tessa Watt
  • The Happiness Equation – Neil Pasricha
  • The House of Spirits – Isabel Allende
  • Our Rightful Share: The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality 1886-1912 – Aline Helg
  • All About Love: New Visions – bell hooks
  • The Agüero Sisters – Cristina García
  • Inevitable Revolutions: The United States in Central America – Walter La Feber
  • Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought – edited by Beverly Guy-Sheftall
  • Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories – Sandra Cisneros
  • So Far From God – Ana Castillo
  • Parable of the Sower – Octavia E. Butler
  • Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay
  • When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico – Ramón Gutiérrez
  • I am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde – Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnetta Betsch cole, Beverly Guy-Sheftall
  • Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love Parent and Lead – Brené Brown
  • The Most Foreign Country – Alejandra Pizarnik