Book Reviews

Front cover of a book titled 'My Story: Suffragette' by Carol Drinkwater. The image is of a young woman standing in the street wearing a 'Votes for Women' sash.

Suffragette – My Story by Carol Drinkwater

“Until last year, ‘Deeds not words’,had become a passionate call but had remained a non-violent interpretation of what was needed to bring about change. Now we feel we must go further”

Drawn Together: volume 1: Rewilding

Zohra reviews Rewilding… Rewilding is a dynamic practice in Drawn Together Volume 1: Rewilding. The collection of visual stories by ‘international feminist collective’ Drawn Together invites the reader to morph […]

Blog 2 – My Book Recommendation

What does pink remind you of? Dark Pink? Think. Imagine. Focus. On this commonly stereotyped colour. Did you imagine something? Women? No, don’t focus. Let it all go away. Like […]

Ingrid Pollard: Carbon slowly turning

Reviewed by Caroline. When Carbon Slowly Turning, a new book that gives a stunning overview of artist and photographer Ingrid Pollard’s practice, spanning 40 years, arrived at Glasgow Women’s library […]

July Book Picnic

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet”, says American writer Jhumpa Lahiri, and we couldn’t agree more! After all, don’t we all need a […]

Una Donna by Sibilla Aleramo

Our volunteer Joy shares her thoughts on this new translation of Una Donna by Sinilla Aleramo, first published in Italian in 1906.

May’s Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. Like last month, our Book Picnic took place remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many, many excellent book suggestions…

Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay

Red Dust Road saw me through the first few weeks of lockdown…

Book cover of The Summer Book by Tove Jannson. It shows a small island surrounded by blue sea and sky

April’s Book Picnic Recommendations

This month we met for Book Picnic, not in the library, but remotely! Here are the books we’ve been reading:

March by Geraldine Brooks

This is a gripping, powerful book. Reading it, I was impressed with the depth of Brooks’ research and how lightly it was carried – though complex, it was easy to follow and to remember the many and varied characters.