So this will be my last radio segment for a few months as I hunker down and give birth to my second child soon. Strangely, I chose quite dark, depressing books to speak about on-air for this one, which doesn’t bode well for my mood in general, but I think I give pretty good reasons for why it’s important to read books like this. You can listen to the segment here. 

I chose The Last Girl by Nadia Murad and The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien (full written review to come) to speak about, and what I love about these two books is the fact that they highlight a specific strength that woman embody; compassion. We all know women are resilient, this is how the human race has continued on as is (labour ain’t no joke) but instead of curling in on themselves, these women have come through their trauma and dedicated their lives to helping others who have experienced similar challenges. Do men do that? Sure, of course, but women do it with a sense of compassion and empathy that I personally believe is unique to our sex. Girl power!

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