Hello, my fellow Spirals!
WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. The three Ws are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
The Help – Kathryn Stockett
I resumed my reading for this book and I am so glad that I did. I love the writing style and the raw depiction of the instances of cruelty faced by the black women (and men) during those years. It is definitely sad that things still haven’t changed much in the 21st century.
From what I have gathered so far, this book is basically about the black community of women working as the help in white people’s house and how they are treated. It follows the story of Aibileen: a black maid raising a white child, Minny: a wonderful cook with no control over her tongue and Miss Skeeter: a white woman who wants to know what happened why her beloved maid disappeared. (Goodreads)
In The FLO: Unlocking Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your Life – Alisa Vitti
When I saw this book on Caitlin’s Corner YouTube Channel, I immediately added it to my Want to Read pile. What is the point of reading about personal finances, society, etc. when you don’t have the most basic understanding about your body? Being someone who menstruates, this book seemed extremely crucial for me to read to understand the inner workings of my body and to take steps to unlock my true potential. (Goodreads)
I expected this book to be from a biological standpoint (which it still is) but I was pleasantly surprised to see how it relates to our own mental health, confidence, social skills, etc. It teaches you how women’s bodies are more tuned to 28-day cycle rather than the patriarchal 24-hour circadian cycle that we have been taught to adapt to. Understanding the tides and ebbs in our communication, creativity and self care is tightly linked with understanding the hormonal levels in our body during these 28 days. I would strongly recommend this book to every women out there.
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1) – Rick Riordan
When I first read this book, I disliked it so much. There were no favorite characters of mine from PJO in this book and I was not at all interested in the new characters.
But reading it the second time around, knowing how the story eventually ends, I have new found appreciation for this book and the characters. As always Riordan does a brilliant job but for me the audiobook is what put this book at the top. The narrator was stunning with doing different voices for ALL characters that I was immediately able to recognize which character it was before the story even reveals it.
Persuasion – Jane Austen
Agghh I know I mentioned this before but I kept putting this book off. I will definitely try to read this book after I finish The Help.