February Roundup: Recommendations from the Badass Women's Book Club

What are all the Badass Women reading, watching, doing and listening to?

Check out these recommendations from your fellow Badass Women’s Book Club members!

What We’re Reading…


I’m not normally a fan of dystopian books, but the enthusiastic recommendations of several Badass Women’s Book Club members has me stretching my genre wings! 


This true story of the 1986 fire that destroyed the Los Angeles Public Library reads not only as an account of the devastation but also as a “love letter” to this library and all those that impacted our lives as readers. 


This intriguing memoir by Bridgett Davis exposes her mother’s lucrative numbers business in 1960s Detroit. This Terry Gross interview with the author left me in awe of this badass underground entrepreneur and had me eager to read her full story.


Early reviews of this book had me fascinated by this story of Ellin’s fiancé’s shocking secret life. Her book reveals that relationships with duplicitous partners are much more common than we might think. The recent expose of Dan Malloy, author of The Woman in the Window, brought even more attention to the issue of deception.  It’s all so reminiscent of another great book by a Badass Woman Author - The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith


I am always down for a good, page-turning thriller. And this one delivers.  Once you finish it, you’ll want to reach for Anonymous Girl, the next book by these two badass women authors.

What We’re Watching…

I’m not watching the new Ted Bundy docuseries on Netflix. But, I think it bears reminding the viewing universe that one of the best – and first - Ted Bundy works was the true crime The Stranger Beside Me: The Shocking Inside Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy by Badass Woman Author Ann Rule.

On the Basis of Sex, the new movie about a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she balances motherhood, a demanding law career and the case destined to change the course of her career.   (And this isn’t just a movie for women and girls!  Check out this article to see why it’s important for boys to see it, too!)

Can you believe You’ve Got Mail is 20 years old this year?  I loved this really clever article imagining what the movie might look like today. If you are a fan of rom-coms and/or Nora Ephron you’ll want to check out I’ll Have What She’s Having: How Nora Ephron’s Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy by Erin Carlson.

What We’re Doing…

Practicing “Shine Theory” and lifting up other women!

Jamming out to a playlist of Badass Women’s songs – all suggestions from our #30Days to #LivingYourBestBadassLife challenge on FB and IG!


Join us!


Our March Book is “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple. Check out the official movie trailer here. The movie, starring Cate Blanchett, will be in theaters in August!


Gina Warner