Bottle Bitches Book Club: March

If you’re like us over here at Bottle, you want to read more, but are either overwhelmed by your GoodReads to-read shelf or don’t know where to start – and that’s where our monthly book club comes in! Every month we’ll announce which book we’ll be reading and at the end of that month we’ll have a round table discussion about the book. We’re sticking to books written by and about women, and are open to your suggestions about which books we should read in the coming months.


We just finished Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. This month, we’ll be reading Swing Time by Zadie Smith.

Read: How to make time for reading when you’re a busy bitch

Swing Time is a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Written by Zadie Smith, an incredible award-winning writer, Swing Time is a story about two brown girls who dream of being dancers. The bookhas brilliant things to say about race, class, and gender, but its most poignant comment is perhaps this. Given who we are, who we are told that we are not, and who we imagine we might become, how do we find our way home? Granger’s romanticisation of village life, undoubtedly naive, rests on a correct understanding: that belonging has a value all its own.”

We hope you are excited as we are to read Swing Time, and we’ll be back with you in a month to discuss our thoughts about the book and announce next month’s pick.

Happy reading!

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“A truth was being revealed to me: that I had always tried to attach myself to the light of other people, that I had never had any light of my own. I experienced myself as a kind of shadow.”

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