April 2021 Reads for the Rest of Us

None of us has been left untouched by the health, social justice and economic crises of the last year. I find that the right book, at the right time can make a world of difference.

Here’s to this year being better than the last; at the very least, may we all find the book(s) that we need. Perhaps yours is included in this month’s list of 43 titles.

Most Anticipated Reads for the Rest of Us 2021

You’ve read all the 2021 most anticipated book lists? Well, now see what other books are out there, you know, for the rest of us.

I pride myself on finding and highlighting some of the books you haven’t seen on other lists because they are from indie publishers, debut authors or historically excluded writers.

Reads for the Rest of Us: Best of the Rest 2020

Overall, 2020 can suck it. But we’ve almost made it through and if nothing else, there were some amazing books released this year. I’ve reviewed my Reads for the Rest of Us monthly lists and chosen the 35 best feminist books below as my very favorite reads of the year (in alphabetical order). It was almost impossible to choose but I think there’s something here for everyone.

*And also: We heard you! Thanks to readers who suggested we link out to indie booksellers instead of, ahem, the other guys. Thanks for supporting us and your local booksellers this holiday season!

December 2020 Reads for the Rest of Us

We’re almost there. We almost made it through 2020! If you’re in need of gift ideas or perhaps some diversions for yourself, these 20 titles will give you a place to start. Fiction and nonfiction, history and futurism, tears of joy or empathy—there’s something here for everyone.