reading roundup // february 2017.

february was a fairly slow reading month for me, with people of the book taking me 3 weeks to finish, but i am making up for it with a few quick reads over the coming weeks. below are my thoughts on what i read this month.

people of the book by geraldine brooks. i first heard of people of the book a few years ago, but i admittedly knew nothing of the book’s subject when i picked it up to read earlier this month. i was certainly not expecting a sweeping tale that would take me back in time from war-torn sarajevo to spain during the inquisition and throughout many other important eras of european history. i learned a lot about the region and the religious persecution many of its citizens have faced over the centuries, and except for one chapter that dragged a bit, this was a captivating read // 4 stars

my own definition of a feminist is a man or a woman who says, ‘yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better.’

all of us, women and men, must do better.

we should all be feminists by chimamanda ngozi adichie. adichie packs quite a punch into 48 short pages. adapted from one of her ted talks, we should all be feminists explores how gender expectations influence our daily lives and what each of us – women and men alike – can do in our daily lives to promote the idea that women and men should be treated equally. adichie is such a prolific writer and speaker, and this quick read is one i will definitely come back to over the years // 5 stars

currently reading: i just started tim ferriss’ the four-hour workweek, and i am still making my way through dinner: a love story by jenny rosenstrach.

on my wish list: on brenna’s recommendation, i just added rebecca traister’s all the single ladies: unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation to my wish list. i also added the hidden light of objects after reading julianne’s review last week.

have you read any of these? what did you think?


5 thoughts on “reading roundup // february 2017.

  1. Malissa Greenwood says:

    I have not read any of those, but I eventually plan to read everything Tim Ferriss has ever written. That Single Ladies book sounds interesting, too. I might have to check that out.
    I’m currently reading Daring Greatly by Brené Brown. It’s pretty good so far.


    1. veena says:

      I am only a few chapters into The Four-Hour Workweek, but it is definitely giving me a lot to think about. I love Brene Brown but have not actually read Daring Greatly yet — adding it to my list now! Thanks for commenting, Malissa 🙂

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  2. Julianne says:

    Ooh, I can’t wait to hear your thought on The Hidden Light of Objects! I’m so glad my review made you want to pick it up. 😀
    I’ve been dying to read We Should All be Feminists. So many people have told me that it’s good – and I love Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.


      1. veena says:

        It will be a few months before I get around to it, but I’ll be sure to link back once I’ve read it 🙂 and yes, definitely check out We Should All be Feminists! You’ll finish it in an hour and then start all over again. She’s amazing!


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