The Books I'm reading for Femme March Fest and Why I Chose Them

It's March and guess what's in March. Yep, that's right. It's International Women's Day on 8th March. So, @theliquidsunset from Instagram, is hosting a month-long readathon to celebrate women, womenhood and feminism. We will be reading books by female authors and I'm oh so eager to participate. It's an opportunity to read all those amazing books by women on my shelf.

I have decided upon just 6 books though. Because college has started and there's a lot of work. To be on the safer side, I guess these 6 books would suffice for the readathon. So here's a blog post about why I decided to read these particular 6 books.

1. A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhatena

I was just checking out the book on Goodreads because of its pretty cover. The cover intrigued me so I proceeded to read the reviews. Not gonna lie, but I did take a double take about my wish to buy this. There were readers complaining about how the author has thrown a very bad light on the Saudi Arabian culture and some others were awed by the book. Also, readers gave trigger warning that the book illustrates rape culture and police brutality. There was only one way for me to know what this book is all about - by reading it. And that's how I got it.

2. We Should All Be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Ever since this book released there has been a turbulence about it in the bookish community. So what greater way to commemorate this readathon than reading a book that talks about Feminism itself. While I write this, I have already finished reading the book. And thank God I did.

3. Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Honestly, I have no Idea about the book. I haven't read its synopsis nor it's reviews. I simply wanted this book initially because it is yellow in colour and I simply wanted a yellow spine to adorn my bookshelf because I don't have that many yellow books. All I know about this book is that it's based across many countries and had been longlisted for the Man Booker Award. I wanted to read this book because of my new year resolution of reading books from different parts of the world. And this readathon seems to be an added reason to read this book.

4. Finding Your G-Spot In Life by Geetika Saigal

This one is a review copy and has been left unread for months now. I'm totally guilty of not reading this on time because I didn't find the motivation to read a Non-fiction. But I have read rave reviews for this book and this readathon is a perfect opportunity to read this one.

5. Human Acts by Han Kang

I love Han Kang! I read her book 'The Vegetarian' a few months back and have been totally blown over by her. There's two more reasons why I wanted to read this book. Firstly, I am a big fan of this boyband called BTS, and one of the member's hometown is Gwangju, the city on which the book is based. So this book is the perfect book for me to know more about this city in South Korea. Second, this book is based on a young boy's death due to political clashes (as far as I understood from the synopsis), so it poses as a great way to know more about South Korea's political scenario during the 1980s. This, also adheres to my aforementioned new year resolution.

6. Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

I started Five Little Pigs a month ago but could just read 30 pages and left it because my exams started and didn't get in the mood to finish it afterwards. So I am determined to finish it this month by reading it. Also, the Queen of Detective novels is a must for the readathon.

I hope you liked my blog post about all the weird/sensible reasons for choosing these books. I hope y'all read good books in March too. Happy reading! 😊


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