February Reading List
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This month is all about reading books that are complementary titles to the one I am working on writing as we speak. For those of you who don’t know, my book, in short, is all about millennial sexuality. (For more detailed info click here.) This means that I get to spend a great deal of time reading about human sexuality and call it homework! Here’s what’s on my list this month:
Future Sex by Emily Witt - This book is an exploration of alternate forms of sexual expression. Thirty, single, and newly convinced that a mainstream and romance might not be in her future, Witt investigates polyamory, orgasmic meditation, internet dating, live webcams, and more. I’m curious to learn a little more about some worlds I don’t think I’ll ever explore for myself.
Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay - This book of essays got a lot of publicity when it came out and, I have to say, I’m very intrigued by the title. Feminism is such a complicated movement and everyone has different ideas and opinions about how it should be expressed, and what makes a “good” feminist. I’m curious to read Gay’s thoughts on the matter because she comes from a much more academic background than I do and I think that will bring an important perspective to the discussion.
Sex Object by Jessica Valenti - Valenti has written some of the best known contemporary books on female sexuality so I feel compelled to read her recent memoir Sex Object as I write my own book. I’ve heard that this is a harrowing and difficult read because it deals primarily with issues of abuse and harassment, but I’ve also heard that it’s a very very important read in today’s socio-political climate.
This month is a little more focused on educational reading but I’ve heard good things about all these books so I have high hopes that I will get equal parts enjoyment and learning out of them.
What have you read lately?