athening’s (halfway) reads

so i havent written a book review in almost 3 months, and its not because i haven’t read any, but i can’t seem to finish a single book before starting a new one. As of now, i am currently reading 7 books, and it will probably take me a while to finish them, since i’ve also been busy with other commitments.

anyways, most of the books i’m reading seem really sociology based, and thought that i would share the titles here in case anyone wants to give it a read.

psa: i’ll do an in-depth book review when i’m done reading them

1. Men Who Hate Women – Laura Bates

this book mainly discusses misogyny and its extremism which is more often than not violent.

2. Women Don’t Owe You Pretty – Florence Given

this is more of an empowerment read for feminist.

3. Hood Feminism – Mikki Kendall

its talks about the experiences that a black women (sometimes WOC) go through, and how feminism has almost never benefitted them, but evolved to uphold white supremacy.

4. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents – Isabel Wilkerson

i just started this book about a week prior to writing this, and its so addictive! but its basically about the different caste systems in Nazi Germany, USA, India and how they are actually the same. They follow the same principle and structure, yet the way we view them is so different.

5. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America – Richard Rothstein

okay so this was a library book and i’ve already returned it without finishing, but i’ll definitely borrow it again. it talks about how FDR’s New Deal still has its catastrophic impact on the segregation we see in neighbourhoods today. It also discusses how the government institutionalised segregation, and how it happened.

6. The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels

Okay so i started to read this for various reasons, and the two main ones is 1. argue with anyone when they just throw ‘communist’ into anything they hate (so that they cant say that i havent read the book) 2. well Karl Marx is also a sociologist that ‘created’ (can i even say it as such?) the conflict theory, and he -in short- believed that problems arose due to class conflict.

7. The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern

I love Morgenstern’s style of writing!! If you’ve ever seen my old blog, i did write a review for ‘The Night Circus’ and its still up, i just forgot the website. I’ll fangirl more about her writing when i do a review. its basically about this guy entering a whole other world, where its filled with books, and time in some ways doesn’t exist. And as this labyrinth – as they call it – is threatened, he has to save it before it becomes too late.

at the time of writing this, i just got my 1st dosage of the covid-19 vaccine and my arm hurts so bad:(( but hey at least i bought 2 new books!