Favorite books from January

The books I most enjoyed in January: (A list because I love looking at book covers and reminiscing about books I just read.)

Women in Clothes

Women in Clothes, ed. Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton (which inspired my recent blog foray into wardrobe definition and sartorial self-discovery)

In Persuasion Nation

In Persuasion Nation, by George Saunders

Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, by Katha Pollitt (which I recently quoted from)

Independent People

Independent People, by Halldór Laxness

Oranges

Oranges, by John McPhee

No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes

No Good Men among the Living, by Anand Gopal

What were some of the best things you read last month? Do tell.

A woman’s ability to lead a full life

“For those who are troubled by America’s high abortion rate, the good news is that we already know what will lower it: more feminism. More justice. More equality. More freedom. More respect. Women should have what they need both to avoid unwanted pregnancy and childbirth to have wanted children. For motherhood to truly be part of human flourishing, it has to be voluntary, and raising children—by both parents—has to be supported by society as necessary human work. Motherhood should add to a woman’s ability to lead a full life, not leave her on the sidelines, wondering how she got there.”

Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, Katha Pollitt