Reads for the Rest of Us

You can now find Reads for the Rest of Us lists at Ms. Magazine as part of my Feminist Know-It-All series!

https://msmagazine.com/tag/feminist-know-it-all-series/

  • Poetry for the Rest of Us 2022 – Ms. Magazine

    Poetry for the Rest of Us 2022 – Ms. Magazine

    April is National Poetry Month! Since my dormant love of poetry was reignited, I’ve found it so refreshing and inspiring to read beautiful collections each year and share my thoughts with you. Below are some of the most exciting and necessary collections published late last year and forthcoming in 2022.  Last year I tried something a bit different […]
  • April 2022 Reads for the Rest of Us – Ms. Magazine

    April 2022 Reads for the Rest of Us – Ms. Magazine

    Each month, I provide Ms. readers with a list of new books being published by writers from historically excluded groups.
  • March 2022 Reads for the Rest of Us – Ms. Magazine

    March 2022 Reads for the Rest of Us – Ms. Magazine

    Each month, I provide Ms. readers with a list of new books being published by writers from historically excluded groups. The aims of these lists are threefold: I want to do my part in the disruption of what has been the acceptable “norm” in the book world for far too long—white, cis, heterosexual, male; I want to […]
  • February 2022 Reads for the Rest of Us – Ms. Magazine

    February 2022 Reads for the Rest of Us – Ms. Magazine

    Each month, I provide Ms. readers with a list of new books being published by writers from historically excluded groups. The aims of these lists are threefold: I want to do my part in the disruption of what has been the acceptable “norm” in the book world for far too long—white, cis, heterosexual, male; I want to […]
  • Most Anticipated Reads for the Rest of Us 2022 – Ms. Magazine

    Most Anticipated Reads for the Rest of Us 2022 – Ms. Magazine

    You’ve seen the other “most anticipated books for 2022” lists, now read this one… you know, for the rest of us!
  • January 2022 Reads for the Rest of Us – Ms. Magazine

    January 2022 Reads for the Rest of Us – Ms. Magazine

    I hope you can find some nuggets of reading joy here and that they set your new year up right!
  • Reads for the Rest of Us – 2021 Best of the Rest – Ms. Magazine

    Reads for the Rest of Us – 2021 Best of the Rest – Ms. Magazine

    Each year, I choose my favorite books of the year for Ms. Magazine. Here are my top 50 Reads for the Rest of Us for 2021.
  • December 2021 Reads for the Rest of Us – Ms. Magazine

    December 2021 Reads for the Rest of Us – Ms. Magazine

    The Feminist Know-It-All: You know her. You can’t stand her. Good thing she’s not here! Instead, this column by gender and women’s studies librarian Karla Strand will amplify stories of the creation, access, use and preservation of knowledge by women and girls around the world; share innovative projects and initiatives that focus on information, literacies, libraries and more; and, of […]
  • May 2019 Reads for the Rest of Us

    May 2019 Reads for the Rest of Us

    May 2019 Reads for the Rest of Us including new books by women and writers of other underrepresented communities. Even bigger than my Ms list!
  • Poetry for the Rest of Us – Ms. Magazine

    Poetry for the Rest of Us – Ms. Magazine

    Karla J. Strand writes about her rediscovery of poetry she loves in this 2019 personal essay for Ms. Magazine.
  • New Reads for the Rest of Us – April 2019

    New Reads for the Rest of Us – April 2019

    A comprehensive Reads for the Rest of Us for April 2019. Here's your list of new books by women and historically underrepresented writers.
  • New Reads for the Rest of Us for January 2019

    New Reads for the Rest of Us for January 2019

    New Reads for the Rest of Us for January 2019 is here - new books by writers from historically marginalized populations that I am most excited about.
  • Best Reads (and Book Gifts) for the Rest of Us – 2018

    Best Reads (and Book Gifts) for the Rest of Us – 2018

    Best Reads (and Book Gifts) for the Rest of Us - 2018 - Here are my favorites books of 2018, just in time for gift-giving!
  • New Reads for the Rest of Us for December 2018

    New Reads for the Rest of Us for December 2018

    Here are the New Reads for the Rest of Us for December 2018 by writers from historically marginalized populations that I am most excited about.
  • New Reads for the Rest of Us for November 2018

    New Reads for the Rest of Us for November 2018

    The New Reads for the Rest of Us for November 2018 list includes the releases from historically marginalized populations that I am most excited about.
  • October 2018 New Reads for the Rest of Us

    October 2018 New Reads for the Rest of Us

    Here's the October 2018 New Reads for the Rest of Us! These are some exciting new releases by authors from historically marginalized populations.
  • New Reads for the Rest of Us for September 2018

    New Reads for the Rest of Us for September 2018

    New Reads for the Rest of Us for September 2018 is here! Here are the new releases by authors from underrepresented populations that I'm excited about.
  • Classic Reads for the Rest of Us

    Classic Reads for the Rest of Us

    I enjoy classic books. There’s something about books that have stood the test of time that intrigues me. But let’s face it, historically books by white men are the ones most often considered as “classics.” Some books by white women have been included and the canon is expanding to include writers of color and writers […]
  • New Reads for the Rest of Us for August 2018

    New Reads for the Rest of Us for August 2018

    Here are the New Reads for the Rest of Us for August 2018 - books released this month by historically marginalized populations that I am most excited about.
  • 15 Must-Reads for the Rest of Us – 2018 – Part II

    15 Must-Reads for the Rest of Us – 2018 – Part II

    15 Must-Reads for the Rest of Us 2018 - Here's the second half of list of the must read books by womxn and nonbinary writers for the second half.