Up next on the Well-Read Woman series is Lhezca Garcia!
Lhezca is part of Fully Booked's HR Team. She mostly reads fantasy books because she loves being transported to a different world. "It's no secret to my friends that I love Cassandra Clare. Her world-building is remarkable, so I'm really looking forward to reading Chain of Iron. I am currently exploring Japanese lit while indulging myself in reading manga and graphic novels at the same time."
Why she thinks it's important to read women writers
Women have the power to move you with their words alone- thought-provoking that it makes you stop and think for a while. I love how female authors unleash savage truths, and it makes me feel understood. Through reading books written by women, I have become more aware of how our battles make us wiser and that women have the touch that can make everything better, and I think that's the reason why we should give female authors more recognition.
Check out her recommended reads!
I enjoyed reading Circe's journey to finding her own potential. I love how feminist this book is, portraying how powerful women are being shunned out of fear and inferiority. Miller did a wonderful job creating a timeless story that awoke the sleeping tigress in me.
Grief is a sensitive theme to work on, but Yoshimoto made a masterpiece with Kitchen. Short but heartwarming, Kitchen tells us a story of how one goes on living after a loss. This book made me realize that loneliness is not a bad thing, and it's what makes us human. We all have our own coping mechanisms, but at the end of the day, what matters is that we survive the days we thought we couldn't.
I cannot stress enough how painfully raw this book is. Female of the Species tells us Alex's story on how violence begets violence, while we get a glimpse of how she takes matters into her own when it comes to rape culture. This book left me crying from anger for a long time, and it really hit me that we still have a long way to go when it comes to fighting for our rights.
I always enjoy Cassie's badass female characters that it makes me want to wield a sword, too. If there's one thing I learned from Emma Carstairs, it's that women can be stronger than men without being apologetic about it. QOAAD fueled my resistance to being boxed in by society, so I will do what I want with my life to make it worthwhile.
With the publication of Kitchen, the dazzling English-language debut that is still her best-loved book, the literary world realized that Yoshimoto was a young writer of enduring talent whose work has quickly earned a place among the best of contemporary Japanese literature. Kitchen is an enchantingly original book that juxtaposes two tales about mothers, love, tragedy, and the power of the kitchen and home in the lives of a pair of free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan.
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A New York Times Bestseller!
To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
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Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a riveting contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating perspectives. A stunning, unforgettable page-turner.
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Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy.
Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. Their society now teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks.
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When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist.
Circe is the daughter of Helios, the sun god, and Perse, a beautiful naiad. Yet from the moment of her birth, she is an outsider in her father's halls, where the laughter of gossiping gods resounds.
In Circe, Madeline Miller breathes life once more into the ancient world, with the story of an outcast who overcomes scorn and banishment to transform herself into a formidable witch. Unfolding on Circe's wild, abundant island of Aiaia, where the hillsides are aromatic with herbs, this is a magical, intoxicating epic of family rivalry, power struggles, love and loss – and a celebration of female strength in a man's world.
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