More Books Behind "7 Books Opened My Eyes in 2018"
Hi friends, today I want to take time and appreciate the books that helped me to see a wider world in 2018. So I summed up 7 books in total which I thought opened my eyes this year, and posted a video talking about them.
While I listed all the books together, I realized my main focus was the feminism study. I am both happy and proud of it, happy because I learnt a lot, proud because I was no longer afraid of expressing my feminist voice online, I became more brave. so in the next year, let’s continue the learning XD
And there’re some books that didn’t make to the list, that does not means they are not informative, so I want to highlight some the honorable mentions in this blog post.
But firstly, if you haven’t checkout out my video yet, here it is.
Books mentioned in this video:
WHY I'M NO LONGER TALKING TO WHITE PEOPLE ABOUT RACE by Reni Eddo-Lodge
FEMINISM IS FOR EVERY BODY by Bell Hooks
WHY GOD IS A WOMAN by Nin Andrews
MISSOULA: RAPE AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN A COLLEGE TOWN: by Jon Krakauer
IN ORDER TO LIVE by Yeonmi Park:
by Jeanette Winterson
This autobiography novel is the fiction version of Jeanette’s life, it showed her story growing up in a externally strict religious family and her struggle. In this book we experienced her hard situation together. I now know that she intentionally added some friendly characters to make the book not so depressing, and looking forward to read her memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? next year.
BY MEENA KANDASAMY
This is yet another heavy book and another autobiography fiction. Meena Kandasamy wrote through the voice of a young writer, a woman who was suffering from severe domestic violence. While domestic violence was not a new topic to me, I liked the culture background and the character development in this book. And the writing was phenomenal, made this book both funny and sad.
BY NICK DRNASO
Sabrina was the first graphic novel got long listed on the Man Booker Prize, and it’s one of the few graphic novel that I have ever read. That said, this book made me see how graphic novels also have powers. With the arts together, a story can be more rounded and more developed. Also the story was very well crafted.
BY MICHELLE OBAMA
The only reason this book didn’t make to the opened eyes list is that I haven’t finished it yet. I am in the middle part but I already loved how Michelle was able to tell her story while make the background information clear and interesting. I am just at the point now when Obama first considered to be a politician. But I loved her growing up story and the culture aspect came alone with it, and looking forward to read more.
BY MICHELLE OBAMABY JULIEN S. BOURRELLE
This is an interesting little book about life in Norway, recommended to me by my classmate from the Norwegian class. It’s a picture book so it’s super easy to read, but it has a lot of useful information! Now I am more prepared if I ever travel to Norway :)
And that’s all the books wanted to talk about today, I am continuing summarize all the books I read this year, and the top book list will come soon :) I hope you enjoy this post and the video. Happy reading and happy holiday season!