Lit. and a Latte is a feminist book club where we will be reading and discussing the writing of great women authors and feminists. I invite you to engage with the feminist discussion taking place on this site and elsewhere in the blogosphere. There is a lot of great new thinking in regards to gender roles, so I encourage you to get involved.


  • April 2015

    April 2015: National Poetry Month

    April is National Poetry Month, so I thought it would be a good idea to read some of the great female poets of history. I’ve paired them off so we can really dig deeper into the background and voice of whichever set we chose. Please do some preliminary research into the authors you maybe haven’t […]
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    March 2015: “To Be Young Was Very Heaven” by Sandra Adickes

    Thanks so much to those of you who participated in last months celebration of Black History Month by reading Billie Holiday’s “Lady Sings the Blues.” I do apologize for being so late posting the poll for March‘s book selection for Women’s History Month, but the votes already show a clear majority in favor of “To […]
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    March 2015: Women’s History Month

    March is National Women’s History Month, so I thought we’d go back to school and learn all about the fight for women’s suffrage. When Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were barred from attending the World Anti-Slavery Convention held in London in 1840, they decide to hold a Women’s Convention in the US. The 1948 Seneca Falls […]
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    February 2015: “Lady Sings the Blues” by Billie Holiday and William Dufty

    Lit. and a Latte will celebrate National Black History Month with this ghostwritten autobiography of African American jazz legend Billie Holiday, who would have been 100 this year. The book traces Holidays life from her childhood in a Baltimore whorehouse, the nightclubs of the Harlem Renaissance, her performances with the biggest of the big band […]
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    January 2015: “The Second Sex” (1949) and “The Feminine Mystique” (1963)

    It was so encouraging to see on social media how many book club participants checked out Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex” and Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique” for our first discussion! It is not the purpose of this club to make you feel like you’ve gone back to school. Please do not feel like […]
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    L&L 1.0: February 2015

    Since we are already halfway through January, I am going to make the executive decision that we all start by reading the introductory paragraphs of “The Second Sex” by Simone de Beauvoire (available in French or English) and “The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan. These are the indisputable bastions of feminist literature, so if you […]