Emily's Picks

Emily's Picks

The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781844087198
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Published: Little, Brown UK - June 19th, 2012

Follow in the footsteps of independent land owner, traveler, scientist, and lesbian Anne Lister.  In her own words (and secret code) her diary tells us the story of a woman who was unafraid of her sexuality and the sexism of her time! (She married a woman in 1834!)


Three Guineas Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780156901772
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Published: Mariner Books -

Watch as Woolf responds to a letter and proceeds to attack the patriarchy, nazism, fascism, and pro-war ideologies in the name of bringing awareness to the quality of life of women in the 1930s.  Required reading!

 


Dog Songs: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143125839
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Published: Penguin Books - September 29th, 2015

Every pet owner will love this collection of heartfelt poems.  Mary gives a voice to her soul mates and we get to see the world through their eyes.  The bonds she has with them stay alive with these pages!

 


We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan Cover Image
By Lou Sullivan, Ellis Martin (Editor), Zach Ozma (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781643620176
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Published: Nightboat Books - September 24th, 2019

It felt like a true honor to be able to read Lou's diaries.  I felt as though Lou became a friend, one that I learned so much from and rooted for until the end.  A truly beautiful and inspiring first hand story of a trans man who changed the world.


Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982167356
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Published: Atria Books - July 6th, 2021

This is a funny book for everyone and a hilarious book for anyone who grew up Catholic.  Austin’s main character, Gilda, is so relatable as she navigates this new, strange world that she doesn’t fit in, just so that she can afford to live.  I laughed my way through it!  Highly recommend!

 


Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781797202099
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 20th, 2021

A fun crash course for learning about the staples of classic lit!  I learned more about authors I have always admired and even discovered a few new ones!  

 


I Am Every Good Thing Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

This is everything I want my future kids to know.  All children deserve to hear the words of this beautiful book!

 


the mermaid's voice returns in this one Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781449494162
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 5th, 2019

Sometimes when dealing with trauma, we are hit with the desire to jump into a fairy tale and never come out.  This collection of poems offers a cathartic and understanding first hand account of giving back to yourself.

 


Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399563263
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Published: Penguin Books - November 10th, 2020

This is a great first book of Oliver’s to start with because it is a wonderfully selected collection.  This book made me fall immediately in love with her poetry.  Nature, passion, beauty, solitude, amazing!

 


Woman World Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770463356
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - September 11th, 2018

Hilarious post-apocalyptic world where men go extinct.  The younger generation stumbles through woman world wondering what history was like when men still existed.

 


Orlando: A Biography Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780156701600
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Published: Mariner Books - October 24th, 1973

Imagine Virginia Woolf writing a sapphic love poem for you and using you as inspo for the main character!  This is exactly what happened to Vita Sackville-West.  Woolf’s main character Orlando moves through different centuries and genders in this amazing piece.

 


God I Feel Modern Tonight: Poems from a Gal About Town Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593318331
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Published: Knopf - February 2nd, 2021

If you’re a 20 something- read this book right now!  So unexpectedly relatable and honest.  Cohen’s poetry is funny and will make you feel better about struggling through your 20s.