What Are You Reading?

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By Bonnie Messbarger

Ms. Magazine Blog recently ran a list of the Top 100 Feminist Non-Fiction Books of All Time. Being a big reader myself I look forward to putting some of these titles on my ‘to read’ list. The top 10 were:

 1. Feminism is For Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks

2. Cunt: A Declaration of Independence by Inga Muscio

3. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

4. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

5. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

6. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi

7. Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy

8. Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks

9. Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks

10. The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti

 And while I’m sure all of these titles are fabulous and have earned their place on the list. There were definitely a lot of comments on what books didn’t ‘make the cut.’ What books do you think should have been included? And if you were making this list, what would your top 10 be?