Episode 13

Suffragists, Suffragettes, and Winning the Vote

This week, Kim and Alice take a deep dive into books about the campaign for women’s suffrage and the passage of the 19th Amendment in August 1920.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Girl Boner: The Good Girl’s Guide to Sexual Empowerment by August McLaughlin, and Tragedy Plus Time by Adam Cayton-Holland.

NEW BOOKS

A Deal with the Devil: The Dark and Twisted True Story of One of the Biggest Cons in History by Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken

Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man by Thomas Page McBee

Reader, Come Home: The Fate of the Reading Brain in a Digital World by Maryanne Wolf

A Life of My Own by Claire Tomalin

Proud: My Fight for An Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad

The Kill Jar: Obsession, Descent, and a Hunt for Detroit’s Most Notorious Serial Killer by J. Reuben Appelman

WEEKLY THEME: WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE

News: Hillary Clinton, Steven Spielberg Bringing Women’s Voting Drama to TV

For fun: Bad Romance – Women’s Suffrage

The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss

A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot by Mary Walton

The Myth of Seneca Falls by Lisa Tetrault

Quick Hits: Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State by Susan Goodier / Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life by Sally G. McMillen / Fighting Chance: The Struggle Over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America by Faye E. Dudden / To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells by Linda O. McMurry  / Frances Willard: A Biography by Ruth Bordin / The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age by Myra MacPherson

FICTION/NONFICTION

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland

Singapore: Unlikely Power by John Curtis Perry

The Dinner List by Rebecca Searle

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson (2010)

The Slenderman Mysteries: An Internet Urban Legend Comes to Life by Nick Redfern

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Pilgrim’s Wilderness by Tom Kizzia

READING NOW

Yes We (Still) Can by Dan Pfeiffer

Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown

The Secret Token by Andrew Lawler

Forever Nerdy by Brian Posen

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