If you’re having a Manic Monday like me, maybe these reads could brighten up your TBR…
1…In Paris With You by Clementine Beauvais
If you guys have been following my blog for a while you know that I LOVE to compare books to pop culture references. Right after reading the synopsis for In Paris With You, I immediately got the Before Sunrise vibes!
This is one of the most romantic movies set in Europe for me due it’s simple and minimalistic style! What can be more romantic than two people walking around the streets of Vienna talking about the meaning of life and love?!
The synopsis of In Paris With You has two characters that made a connection in Paris years ago and then end up meeting again! Also, it doesn’t hurt that one of my favorite authors Nicola Yoon gave this book high praise!
2…90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality by Allison Yarrow
I have been waiting to get this book on Audible ever since this book has been released and I have to say that I have zero disappointments so far! This talks about 90s gender inequality and how the 90s isn’t so wonderfully nostalgic as we remember it! Yarrow talks about the term bitchification which is basically how society and media can destroy a woman for being powerful, outspoken, or successful. 90s Bitch covers everything about the 90s from Monica Lewinsky, Anita Hill, Hillary Clinton, how damaging 90210 was for girls, the RRRriot girl movement, the Girl Power movement, and even the Lillith Fair! This book is the bomb so far!
3…Circe by Madeline Miller
Circe is a mythological realism story about the Greek Goddess witch, named Circe and it’s essentially a retelling of the Iliad but with a feminist twist to it! Since the Iliad and most of Greek mythology was written from the perspective of a man women weren’t always depicted in the best light. Circe is written as a strong character who is in control of her own destiny and I am getting drunk on Madeline Miller’s words! Her writing is one of the most beautiful pieces of writing that I have ever read. I have never been a fan of the Iliad due to the fact that I find the epic poem form quite dull but Madeline Miller brings life to this story while having a poetic and lyrical quality to her writing!
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Please tell me about your Manic Monday in the comments and any tbr recommendations to make Monday’s the new Friday’s! (Maybe Not)