WE Magazine for Women Worth Reading list for July/August 2018

Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Female Marines Are Trained

This is the story of Germano’s struggle to achieve equality of performance and opportunity for female Marines against an entrenched male-dominated status quo. It is also a universal tale of the effects of systemic gender bias. Germano charges that the men above her in the chain of command were too invested in perpetuating the subordinate role of women in the Corps to allow her to prove that the female Marine can be equal to her male counterpart. She notes that the Marine Corps’ $35-million gender-integration study, which shows that all-male squads perform at a higher level than mixed male-female squads, flies in the face of the results she demonstrated with the all-female Fourth Battalion and raises questions about the Marine Corps’ willingness to let women succeed.

The Tell: A Memoir by Linda L. Meyers

Linda I. Meyers was twenty-eight and the mother of three little boys when her mother, after a lifetime of threats, killed herself. Staggered by conflicting feelings of relief and remorse, Linda believed that the best way to give meaning to her mother’s death was to make changes to her own life. Bolstered by the women’s movement of the seventies, she left her marriage, went to college, started a successful family acting business, and established a fulfilling career.

Little Maryam by Hamid Baig

“Little Maryam is a compelling story, filled with pain and heart, and culminating in such a poignant and original twist, it stayed with me for days after I put the book down.” – Author Francine LaSala, A Comfortable Madness What sacrifices are we willing to make for love? While giving a speech for his Nobel Prize nomination, Dr. Saadiq Haider receives a phone call that changes his life. Abandoning his duties and responsibilities, Saadiq hurriedly boards a flight bound for India, embarking on a journey that spans thousands of miles and pulls him back into a past long-buried.

To Have and To Hold by Ketley Allison

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD is Ketley Allison’s stunning new novel that combines the heartwarming chance of finding lost love with the terrifying concept of being taken against your will. This thriller will heat you all the way through, then chill you to the bone. Grab it today.

Alligators and Me: My Life in Alabama 1968 by Molly Milner

When her husband, Ned, is called to be a pastor in Mobile, Alabama, twenty-five-year-old Molly Milner is initially reluctant to uproot her life in Ohio. Once relocated, she is pleased to find a beautiful town and a welcoming community. But lurking beneath the veneer of Southern hospitality is something sinister-and dangerous.

Molly will soon discover that Alabama in the late 1960s is filled with “alligators”-people who might snap her up and drag her down into the murky depths if she steps out of line.