Helloooo there! Janani here, from The Shrinkette (don’t look, I haven’t blogged in ages, but you can find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Litsy doing what I do best – yell about books).
Hope your #ReverseReadathon is going well so far. We’re over halfway-in, which means some of you have done a good chunk of reading and are ready to nap, and some of you are ambling towards a steaming mug of coffee to kickstart your ‘thon. Wherever you are, how much ever you’re reading, I’m just so glad you could join your fellow readers today. Before I lose y’all to the books, let me do my part in adding some more to your TBRs. August is Women In Translation Month — that’s right, a whole month dedicated to translated books written by women. It’s the brainchild of my Twitter pal Meytal Radzinski, who is honestly one of the raddest, wittiest (heh), most badass feminist bookworms I’ve had the good fortune to interact with. Meytal started #WITMonth in 2014, and it’s been going strong ever since. Not just in August, but all year round, people use the WITMonth hashtag to share their wonderful book recommendations.
The goals are really straightforward: read, promote, put your money towards as many non-English books written by women. If you can’t monetarily support these authors, spreading the word is just as powerful. Review, tweet, snap, Instagram — do it all! Only 30% of books translated to English are written by women (WILD, RIGHT), so any and all promotion of #WITMonth is crucial.
So, do you have any #WITMonth picks on your TBR for today?
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Shared my TBR for #witmonth recently:
I plan to read (at least) three of my 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read written by women which have been translated this month.
Just finishing Human Acts by Han Kang translated by Deborah Smith. Brutal and beautiful study of the human races cruelty. Amazing writing but at times hard to live with the images she creates. Next up I need a lighter read and will be picking up A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos translated by Hildegarde Serle. Love WIT Month!