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Well-Read Women: Lhezca Garcia

Well-Read Women: Lhezca Garcia

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!


Circe by Madeline Miller

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. 

 

Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

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. 

 

Female of The Species by Mindy McGinnis

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.

  

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

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.


You can find Lhezca on Instagram at @lhezcafereads and on YouTube.



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