The Best Leadership Books | Five Books Expert Recommendations

The best books on leadership (from the ancient world), as recommended by Jeffrey Beneker, Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. — Read on fivebooks.com/best-books/leadership-jeffrey-beneker/

Nine books that make you think about a woman’s role in society [reading list] | OUPblog

Every year in March we celebrate Women’s History Month, a perfect time to be inspired by the triumphs of real-life heroes. Let us not forget the path it took to get this far and the tribulations that these women endured. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted [...]

My Name Is Lucy Barton – Bookshop

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn't spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every [...]

Fresh Voices in Nature Writing | Five Books Expert Recommendations

Writing about nature and landscape need not be stuffy or traditionalist. Jessica J Lee, editor of The Willowherb Review—a literary journal dedicated to diversity in nature writing—recommends five books that offer a breath of fresh air: encompassing the whole of life, from sex in the woods to birding in the city. — Read on fivebooks.com/best-books/fresh-voices-in-nature-writing-jessica-j-lee/

The Naked and the Conflicted – Sex and the American Male Novelist – The New York Times

The younger writers are so self-­conscious, so steeped in a certain kind of liberal education, that their characters can’t condone even their own sexual impulses; they are, in short, too cool for sex. Even the mildest display of male aggression is a sign of being overly hopeful, overly earnest or politically un­toward. For a character [...]

Underappreciated Philosophical Writing of the Past 50 Years, Part 1: 1970s – Daily Nous

A valuable philosophical work may get overlooked because it was published in a lesser-known venue.  Or perhaps it was published in a part of the world or in a language that those in the mainstream tend to ignore. Perhaps sociological aspects of the profession concerning dominant writing style preferences or attitudes about the prestige of the author’s [...]