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VocaLady’s Summer Reading Club: Week 1

Summer Reading Club

VocaLady Magazine’s Summer Reading Club is a weekly compilation of articles and books that the staff enjoyed that week. We hope you enjoy them as well!

Chelsea’s Picks

The Stark Difference Between Millennial Men and Their Dads – Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post

This article is an interesting look at the evolution of masculinity from the generation before millennials to now. Where do you think concepts of masculinity will evolve and change to become next?

Asian-American Actors Are Fighting for Visibility. They Will Not Be Ignored – Amanda Hess, The New York Times

Asian-American actors face a plethora of struggles to get roles. Here are their stories.

DC Metro Rape Highlights Why Women Are Always Aware of Rape – Soraya Chemaly, The Huffington Post

What is rape culture? It’s this. Take a read.

The Big Uneasy – Nathan Heller, The New Yorker

What are these revolutions sweeping liberal arts campuses? What do university students want out of their educations today and what’s the push-back like against it, when it includes “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings.” Heller takes an intimate look.

Stardust – Neil Gaiman

If you’re looking for an easy, yet engrossing read, Gaiman’s Stardust is for you. Written like a fairytale, yet also strangely Tolkien, this novel will take you away on an interesting journey. Bring it with you on your next beach trip and you won’t want to put it down.

Dare Me – Meghan Abbott

If you’re a fan of thrillers and crime books, like Gone Girl, then this is the book for you. It’s about a cheerleader team and their new coach as two of the cheerleaders struggle for power and their coach tries to hide dark secrets in her life. When their lives are rocked by a sudden suicide, their team is suddenly thrust into a police investigation as the protagonist treads into the dark truth of what happened. It’s the story of raw power, deception, sexuality and obsession and you’ll tear through it.

Taylor’s Picks

UCSB To Begin Using Students’ Preferred Names – Supriya Yelimeli, Daily Nexus

UCSB will begin using student’s preferred names starting June 16th. See why.

6,000 ‘Feel the Bern’ in Santa Barbara – Supriya Yelimeli, Daily Nexus

Bernie Sanders was in Santa Barbara this weekend.

10 Facts You Might Not Know About Jason Todd  – Alexander Sly Shaddix, Movie Pilot

DC REBIRTH – GREEN ARROW, TEEN TITANS, SUPERS SONS, and More Creative Teams – Vaneta Rogers, Newsarama.com

Mycah’s Picks

The Sellout – Paul Beatty

Though “The Sellout” covers the heavy topic of racism through the eyes of a young man navigating his identity in the Los Angeles outskirt of Dickens, it’s full of comedy that makes it a great summer novel and an enjoyable read. Follow the narrator as he goes from being the subject of his sociologist father’s odd experiments to the frontman of an attempt to put his town on the radar – by re-instituting segregation. Any (or hopefully most) tears that will be shed reading this book will be tears of laughter.

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