Book In My Bag: Wonder Women

Ever heard of Allied spy Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim woman whom the Nazis considered “highly dangerous”? Or German painter and entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian, who planned and embarked on the world’s first scientific expedition? How about Huang Daopo, the inventor who fled an abusive child marriage only to revolutionize textile production in China?

Women have always been able to change the world, even when they didn’t get the credit. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs introduces you to pioneering female scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors—each profile a study in passion, smarts, and stick-to-itiveness, complete with portraits by Google doodler Sophia Foster-Dimino, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to present-day women-centric STEM organizations.

The book in my bag right now is Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs. I’ve hosted Sam on the blog before and also really enjoyed reading her debut, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks. While I rarely read non-fiction, I love reading Sam’s work because they’re incredibly feminist and generally awesome. Right now, I’m really liking Wonder Women because I’m learning so much about kick-ass women from history that I’ve never encountered before. I definitely would recommend checking this book out on Goodreads!

What else is in my bag?

Little blue notebook ・ iPhone ・ iPad ・ Typo Mechanical Pencil ・ Colored Pens

Not much, I know! Compared to most people I know, pretty much my only essential for my bag is a good book and a gadget (or two) where I’ll have my Kindle app so I can pick up another book when I’m done with my current read. If I’m in a writing mood, I’ll usually bring a notebook and writing materials so I can jot down my thoughts.

Your turn! What book is in your bag right now? What are the essentials you usually have in your bag?

5 Responses

  1. I’ve heard this book for a while now and have been planning to read it but still haven’t got into it. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things for this book! I also don’t have much stuff in my bag, only the essentials. I don’t like having to rummage through so many unecessary stuff in my bag to reach for the one I need :D Also, I really like your bag! <3

  2. Hm. Right now I have Welcome to Night Vale in my bag, plus my wallet, day planner, makeup bag, and usually an apple and water. (But no pens, which seems a little silly now that I realize it!)
    Wonder Woman sounds like such a great book! I love the cover art and from the description, it sounds like a really enjoyable bit of history to be learned from it. I’ll have to add it to my never-ending list!

  3. Oh I loved this post! Could I do it on my blog and link back to you?

    Wonder Women sounds amazing! With everything happening around the world today I feel like this is the perfect book for these times. I’m definitely going to look it up!

    Btw your pens are just CUTE!!

    Nihaad | Read & Seek

  4. I am a big fan of Maggs book ” The Fangirls Guide to the Galaxy” and since I knew, she was writing a new one, I just wanted to read it. Well, I haven’t done yet…
    Instead, my current read is “A Million Suns” by Beth Revis – I couldn’t put the first part, “Across the Universe” down.

    Greets, Ella

  5. I’ve never heard of both books prior to reading your post. Coincidentally, I’ve been itching for a good book on feminism. So maybe I’ll start from here! Thanks. 💕

    Also, your bag is very cute. 😉

    As promised on Twitter, I’m hopping from blog to blog to leave these behind: 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

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