Thursday, November 19, 2009

Women Unbound Challenge: A few more books and a request for a recommendation

I created my reading list for the Women Unbound reading challenge and, of course, I now want to add a few more titles to my list. Will I read everything on my list? Probably not by the time the challenge ends, but I like to create reading lists. It's always nice to have a reading list available to consult in those moments when I feel like reading a particular type of book.

So ... I woke up in the middle of last night and thought: "HEY! I have The Golden Notebook: A Novel by Doris Lessing on my TBR tower and it would be perfect for the Women Unbound reading challenge!" This thought then led me to mentally review my bookshelves and I came up with The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin. Yup, the book geekiness just never quits. One of these nights I will not wake up and start thinking about books I want to read.

Then, while moving a pile of books this morning, I noticed Pink Think: Becoming a Woman in Many Uneasy Lessons by Lynn Peril. Why I didn't put this on my initial list I will never know.

Now for my request for a recommendation. I recently watched the movie Frida (with Salma Hayek) and really enjoyed it. Now I want to read a book about her. I did identify one that looked interesting: Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera. What book about Frida Kahlo would you recommend I read? Have you read the biography by Hayden Herrera and what did you think of it?


  1. I wish I could help about Frida, but I haven't read it either. Let me know if it's good if you do, though :P

  2. Thanks for highlight LeGuin's book. I need to check that one off my TBR list...

  3. I loved the movie Frida, lol. But I'm like Nymeth-I don't have a bio rec, but I want a review of the one you do read! hehe

  4. Sorry, cannot help with a book about Frida, but your list is very good. I will also join the challenge, as soon as I get my list figured out. :)


  5. I've never read anything about Frida. I will say, though, that The Left Hand of Darkness is a great read! And it sounds perfect for the Women Unbound challenge because it faces gender issues head-on.

  6. This sounds like such a fun challenge. I look forward to reading about everyone's thoughts on the books they choose to read for it.

    I always think of more books to add to my challenge books after I've posted the original list. It's hard not to, isn't it?

    I'm afraid I am not familiar with Frida or Hayden Herrera. I'll be curious to learn more though if you read the biography! :-)