Feeling Invisible?

Adventures in Reading: Books About Women Who Feel Unappreciated
Adventures in Reading: Books About Women Who Feel Unappreciated

We all have those days when we feel unappreciated or even invisible. I have recently read a couple books about women who have been feeling this way for a long time.  For days, weeks, months, even years.

If you can relate to this feeling, you may also enjoy these two books:


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Leave Me: A Novel by Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman is my “go to” author when I am looking for a good distraction.  Her books are quick reads for me because I just can’t seem to put them down.  In Leave Me, the main character is in desperate need of relief from her family responsibilities.  On a desperate whim, she runs away from home in order to recuperate and reconnect with herself. I bet there are a lot of women who have daydreamed about doing that very same thing once or twice.

Calling Invisible Women: A Novel by Jeanne Ray 

The story line is a little silly and very clever.  The main character turns invisible, and no one even notices.  Soon, she discovers that she is not alone in her invisibility. There are actually hundreds – probably thousands – of other unnoticed invisible women out there. Together, these women fight to become visible (literally and figuratively) once again. As I said before, the story is a little silly but the theme is very relatable.

Adventures in Reading

By the way, here’s what we have been reading this week:

I have been reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I am loving this YA novel about an introvert who writes fanfiction and is struggling to find her way as a college freshman.

My high schooler is just starting to read The Death Cure  by James Dashner. It’s the last book of The Maze Runner series.

My second grader is still reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

My preschooler is currently obsessed with Max the Brave by Ed Vere and any children’s book she can find about puppies.

Happy Reading!


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  1. I recently finished The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman. Set in depression era West Virginia mining town, it follows the life of a young midwife as she interacts with the town’s people during both the glory of childbirth and the hardships of the era.

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