So maybe you have a “helpful” aunt or friend or boss who suggests that you read a host of books to help you with your career? But they all look so 1) exhausting, 2) kinda boring, 3) straight af, and actually you’d rather just blow through your Netflix queue instead?
Well, I exist to go through those books and glean the insights and leave the capitalist expectations behind. Also, I need motivation to read that stack of books too. So every month, I’m going to post about a new book. You can read along with me, or just nod and sip wine while I talk about them, just like a real book club. I’m not promising that all of these books are super-feminist, nor are they all traditional “career books,” but I will certainly read them as such.
And because you are now my mandated internet accountability partner, here’s the schedule. I’ll post my thoughts by the last day of the month:
November: Living a Feminist Life by Sarah Ahmed
December: Weird in World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures by Jennifer Romolini
January/February: Rising Above a Toxic Workplace by Gary Chapman, Paul White, Harold Myra
March: Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel
April: Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual by Jessica Bennett
May: Centered Leadership: Leading with Purpose, Clarity, and Impact by Joanna Barsch
June: #Girlboss by Sophia Amorusa
July: Mistakes I Made at Work, edited by Jessica Bacal
August: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
September: How Remarkable Women Lead by Joanna Barsch
October: Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It by Lois P. Frankel and Carol Frohlinger
November: Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers by Wendy Sachs
December: Virtual Culture: The Way We Work Doesn’t Work Anymore by Bryan Miles
January: The Third Option by Shannon Mills
February: Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht
March: In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney
I strongly encourage you to use your local library if you want to read along because libraries are great.