I hope you've all had a great month! Today I'm sharing some favourites, please share yours in the comments below!
Sex Object: A Memoir // Jessica Valenti
I love Jessica Valenti's books because they're open, honest, and engaging. This one, while different from her previous, is no different in that it's incredibly honest and open.
She discusses her life, struggles with relationships and the patriarchal system, New York City subways. She does this all while bringing things back to her feminism and how women are seen in the public space.
I recommend reading her previous books first, and then cracking open this emotional memoir.
Kicking the Sky // Anthony De Sa
Written by a Canadian author and set in Toronto, Kicking the Sky is about a young Portuguese boy growing up in Toronto.
A young boy is killed, causing a spiral of events to happen within the tight knit community and the greater Toronto area.
It's a really good read if you're interested in stories about family, friends and what it was like growing up in Toronto thirty years ago.
Doomie's Restaurant // Toronto
Doomie's is a new vegan restaurant on Queen Street in downtown Toronto. It's the kind of place my sixteen year old self craved. There's burgers, nachos, milkshakes, alcohol, and so many kinds of fries.
They do have a few gluten free options, one of which is the BBQ Nachos. They were heavenly. The "pork" texture was perfect and the sauce was the right amount of sweet.
We also tried their Creme Brule which was heavenly. If you're in the GTA area I highly recommend stopping by!
I've finally gotten into podcasts. They're really nice to listen to on commutes and walks. I listen to a few on health and beauty, but I've started listening to this one called Ladies Who Lunch.
Ingrid Nilson, one of my favourite YouTubers, and her friend Cat Valdes, who is also a Youtuber, chat over lunch about all kinds of topics from relationships to sexuality.
I love their first episode on friendship because I feel like nobody else has been able to phrase how I feel about friendship, and they kind of hit the nail on the head.
I highly recommend listening to these lovely ladies and their unique perspectives on life.
What were your August favourites?
Until next time,