One of my main resolutions for 2015 is to say no more often, when I want to, so I can say yes more often, when I want to.
My other resolutions are reading ones, including books I need to read for my qualifying exams, and books I need to read for me. The majority of those in the latter category are books by or about Mormon women.
Among them are:
- Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History, Laurel Ulrich Thatcher
- Global Mom, Melissa Dalton Bradford
- Women at Church, Neylan McBaine
- Raspberries and Relevance: Celebrating Sisterhood in the Real World, Linda Hoffman Kimball
- The Personal Writings of Eliza Roxcy Snow, Maureen Ursenbach Beecher
- The Book of Mormon Girl, Joanna Brooks
- The God Who Weeps, Fiona and Teryl Givens
- Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society, Janeth Russell Cannon
- Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, Terry Tempest Williams
- When Women Were Birds, Terry Tempest Williams
- Lighten Up, Chieko Okazaki
- Sanctuary, Chieko Okazaki
- Being Enough, Chieko Okazaki
- The Place of Knowing, Emma Lou Thayne
- All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and Emma Lou Thayne
- The Gift of Giving Life, Felice Austin
- Tell Me About it Sister, Andrea Williams
- Mother Wove the Morning, Carol Lynn Pearson
- Daughters in My Kingdom
- Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith, Linda King Newell and Valeen Tippetts Avery
- An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B. Wells, 1870-1920, Carol Cornwall Madsen
This is my attempt to answer the kind of thirst that Emily CC (And Carol Lynn Pearson) wrote about, to seek for the water, and to develop deep roots. I suspect I’ll be documenting my progress, here.
What other books by or about Mormon women should I add to my bookshelf?
What books will you be reading this year?
What other resolutions might you have?