Book wise, things have been pretty good, too! April was Sexual Assault Awareness month. Because of that, I decided to read some books on that theme. I read Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do About it by Kate Harding, SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson, and Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston. They were all pretty good reads. I especially enjoyed reading Asking For It. Not because the topic is enjoyable, but because it’s a smart, snarky exploration of sexism, feminism, and rape culture that had me highlighting passages and bubbling with righteous indignation. I definitely recommend it and will personally be seeking out similar titles in the future. Education is the first step on the road to change.
I also picked up a few other recent releases. I read the awesome series enders The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski and The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater! Obviously I love them. I read No One Knows by J.T. Ellison (review here) for She Reads. It’s a very twisty thriller. It was a fun read, but not the kind of thriller for me. The last book I read in April was another thriller! I read He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker for an upcoming book tour! Check back on the 31st for my full review!
Beth is the founder and editor of Fuelled by Fiction. She is a twenty-something east coast Canadian girl who loves writing about books and feminism.