Book Haul | Females are Strong as Hell

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm ridiculously proud to be a woman.
I am constantly filling my brain with stories of strong, impressive women and I'm blown away constantly by our enduring strength, even in the face of adversity. 
I recently finished reading Wild Embers by Nikita Gill, which was amazing, and it really made me hungry for more female-led, empowering poetry, so after work (I work in a bookshop) I had a peruse of the poetry section to see what piqued my interest.

The first title that caught my eye was She Must Be Mad by Charly Cox. the front cover really jumped out at me and I love the sound of it from the blurb on the back, it says it covers subjects such as mental health, coming of age stories and more and it sounds like exactly what I'm looking for.

I'm ashamed to say I've never read any of Maya Angelou's literature, this was the only one I could see on the shelf and I believe it's named after her most famous poem.
It's currently Black History Month in America so I wanted to make a conscious effort to read more books written by people of colour, there are so many amazing black authors out there and they get unfairly overlooked, so if anyone has any recommendations then let me know.
And Still I Rise looks like such a compelling collection of poems and I can't wait to get into it.

Finally, this isn't a collection of poems, but the only novel written by one of my feminist heroes and someone I greatly miss, Nora Ephron.
She wrote the screeplays for two of my favourite films, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail and she writes female characters and relationships so well so I can't wait to see what her one and only novel is like.

I can't wait to sink my teeth into these books and look forward to reviews/wrap ups coming soon!


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