A Book Club You Say?
We love our team. So we care about their mental health and their personal and professional development, which is why we started the Cactus City Studio feminist book club. We buy books based on our team's recommendations and books that have been recommended externally and fund the postage so that our group get to expand their minds on us.
We don't just love our team, we love our community too! So we want you to join in! Have you read a great women in music book lately? A self-help book that's changed your life? Tell us! Or if you want to read what we are reading and get in on the conversation check out our list below.
Author: Lily Allen
My Thoughts Exactly
So, this is me. Lily Allen.
I am a mother, and I was a wife. I'm also a singer and a songwriter. I have loved and been let down. I've been stalked and assaulted. I am a success and a failure. I've been broken and full of hope. I am all these things and more.
Feel Good Club:
The perfect guide to positivity, self-help and self-esteem. ‘A Must Have for your happiness toolkit’
From the creators of the inspirational Instagram account @wearefeelgoodclub, comes a guide to helping you navigate your way through life’s positive and challenging situations.
How to Do Hard Things:
Author: Veronica Dearly
Actual Real Life Advice on Friends, Love, Career, Wellbeing, Mindset, and More.
While acknowledging that real life is never perfect, this relatable, down-to-earth book shows how it is still possible to find the positives and make it a little bit better every day.
Author: Kim Gordon
Girl in a Band: a memoir
In Girl in a Band Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth and role model for a generation of women, tells her story. She writes frankly about her route from girl to woman and pioneering icon within the music and art scene of New York City in the 1980s and 90s as well as marriage, motherhood, and independence.
Anything For A Hit:
Author: Veronica Dearly
An A&R Woman's Story of Surviving the Music Industry
“It’s not news that sex and drugs went hand in hand with rock ’n’ roll, but what this book reveals is how damaging the power dynamics of that party atmosphere could be even for a woman who was willing to play along.” —New York Times Book Review
Author: Julie Smith
Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before
Written in short, bite-sized entries, you can find the appropriate tools to help with . . .
- Managing anxiety
- Dealing with criticism
- Battling low mood
- Building self-confidence
- Finding motivation
- Learning to forgive yourself
Men Who Hate Women
Author: Laura Bates
From Incels to Pickup Artists, the Truth About Extreme Misogyny and How It Affects Us All
Drawing parallels with other extremist movements around the world, Bates seeks to understand what attracts men to the movement, how it grooms and radicalises boys, how it operates and what can be done to stop it.