It’s been a while since I did a Top 5 Wednesday, which you can find more about T5W here. This week is Books for my younger self, which I think is a great topic! There are so many books I wish younger me had had, so instead I give them to my sister! I also included some books I wish I could’ve read when I was younger because I probably would’ve appreciated them more.
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
I think this is such a great introduction to feminism, and I really would’ve loved it in late middle school/early high school. I loved it just as much now, but I think it would’ve helped me articulate things better at that age.
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
This is SUCH a good exploration of rape culture, and I loved it. It would’ve been so good to have in high school. This is more of a book I think everyone should read in high school.
The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake
I just read this book and really enjoyed it, except for the ending. I think (I know) I would’ve been less bothered by the ending when I was younger, and probably would’ve preferred it. So I wish I’d read this when I was like six years younger.
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
This is another one that I know a younger me would’ve appreciated. I still enjoyed it, but I probably would’ve loved it more if I were able to read it in high school.
That’s all I could think of for todays topic! I found this topic hard because I read a lot of formative books when I was in high school, and I think I read them at the right time. I’ve also recently read a ton of great books that I know I wouldn’t have enjoyed in high school, so it was hard to think of books that fit.
What about you? Are there any books you wish you could give your younger self? Let me know!
Thanks for reading!