13 Responses to “#AMonthOfFaves: Top Ten Nonfiction of 2017”

  1. Jenny @ Reading the End

    Hey, I read Whipping Girl this year too! I thought it felt amazingly timely for having been written ten years ago — Julia Serano’s long been a writer that I follow, and it was great finally reading her most important work. (I keep wanting to say seminal! You can’t say seminal about Feminist Texts! Knock it off, Jenny!)
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    • DoingDewey

      I agree! I (somewhat sadly) felt the issues she addressed were still very relevant today. I was especially struck by the connection she made between the way trans women in particular are treated and the way society devalues anything associated with women. And I didn’t even think about the use of seminal being, perhaps, the wrong choice for a feminist book, haha.

    • DoingDewey

      Since I just finished my stats post, I’ve noticed that most of the nonfiction I read is about science or history. And books about women in history will get me every time. Happy 2018!
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    • DoingDewey

      I’d already read Svetlana Alexievich’s Voices From Chernobyl and it was equally good, although also a tough read. I’d definitely recommend them both. I hope you’re having a great start to 2018 too 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      I definitely think you’ll enjoy Whipping Girl! It was extremely insightful. I’ve seen a few other bloggers who loved Dear Fahrenheit 451, but I’m a little surprised it hasn’t gotten more attention from mainstream media outlets (or that I’ve missed it). It just seems like a book that will appeal to an awful large percentage of readers, because the author’s relationship with books is so relatable.
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