This is a great, diverse collection of Muslim women's voices. The main recurring themes seem to be the danger of conflating culture and religion, and of seeing Islam as a homogenous group, and the work that mainstream feminism needs to do to be more inclusive.
This is a remarkable story, told with passion and respect for what the White Rose movement did. Their bravery and strength of character was amazing and you can't help but question whether you could have shown anything like their courage. It's also a warning from history - people didn't oppose Hitler in the early days of the Nazi movement because they didn't take him seriously and thought he was just a beer hall agitator. Never stop fighting Nazis.
This was an interesting, if not especially original, read. A lot of the advice is fairly common sense (some of it a little trite) but it does bear repeating. It's an interesting reflection on modern life, and obviously I enjoyed the bit about how good reading is for you ("reading is love in action").
#ReadHarder challenge 10: a book published prior to January 1st 2019 with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
Well this was strangely compelling. I started off thinking this book was darkly funny and the protagonist was amusingly misanthropic, but it became more claustrophobic and full of despair as it went on. Millie is hopeless at being an adult and the chapter when she went back to visit her parents was sweet and sad.
I'm currently at Boundary Park, watching Oldham play like utter shit. I put my reading glasses on and started reading my book when we were 4-1 down. It's now 5-2. The book is great though.