“Wild” by Cheryl Strayed

Did you see this film when it came out in cinemas? Wasn’t it fantastic? Did you leave the cinema thinking “Wow! Where can I find this book?”?

Well, that’s what I did. When a collection of the best Telluride films were previewed at my college last September, I sat and watched two hours of Reese Witherspoon as I’d never seen her before, and I sat in the cinema hoping they would show it again and I could just watch it on loop. Continue reading ““Wild” by Cheryl Strayed”

“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

I have a raw love for dystopian novels; they incite a thrilling fear sparked by that element of truth that they all contain, that thin track back to our own society. I didn’t expect it, but this novel seemed to bear that link the strongest. I felt I read it at the perfect time in my life, a time when I’m well into my discovery of feminism but still working out some of the logistics, which this book helped to align in my mind. Quite clearly a feminist book, in that quiet, conscience-voice kind of way, The Handmaid’s Tale gave me an eerie sense of reality that has chilled me to my bone. Continue reading ““The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood”