BOOKBLOG: Holly Bourne

I recently finished the third installment of Holly Bourne’s Spinster Club/Normal Series trilogy and it was amazing. 

What’s A Girl Gotta Do officially is described as “HOW TO START A FEMINIST REVOLUTION:
1. Call out anything that is unfair on one gender
2. Don’t call out the same thing twice (so you can sleep and breathe)
3. Always try to keep it funny.
4. Don’t let anything slide. Even when you start to break…
Lottie’s determined to change the world with her #Vagilante vlog. Shame the trolls have other ideas…”

Before I get onto the book I will give you some background. Holly Bourne is an amazing author who started the Twitter trend #IAmAFeminist. The responses she got both online and when she was at YALC were incredible. You can see some of them here: http://hollybourneauthor.tumblr.com/post/148091076807/i-am-a-feminist. The responses given show the whole reason why the world needs feminists and why it is SO IMPORTANT to stand up for what you believe in.

And this is the overlying message in ‘What’s A Girl Gotta Do?’. It follows Lottie (the other two books are centred around the other 2 members of The Spinster Club… they’re incredible) and Lottie’s mission to change the world. She decides to set herself on a mission of calling out all the sexist things she witnesses: against men or women. Throughout the story I was highlighted to things that I wasn’t even aware were a thing. It opened my eyes so much to how sexist this world really is sometimes. ‘What’s A Girl Gotta Do?’ will make you laugh, shock you, make you cry and make you proud to be a woman/man/person/human.

The world needs books like these, it needs people to stand up for itself… the world needs amazing women who stand up for amazing women. 

If you wanna know more about these books, you can check out Holly’s Tumblr (http://hollybourneauthor.tumblr.com/) and she’s a prolific tweeter (and she’s hilarious) over at @holly_bourneYA.

Have you read these books? Why are you a feminist? Share your ideas in the comments or over on Twitter using the #IAmAFeminist tag!

S x

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