It’s only ONE WEEK until my new book THE NOWHERE GIRLS is out, and I’m celebrating by sharing THIS PLAYLIST of songs by kick-ass girl musicians that inspired me as a teen. The voices of these women helped shape me and helped me shape the brave girls in the book (especially Rosina, who I can’t wait for you to meet).
I hope you enjoy! It makes a great soundtrack for both jogging and smashing the patriarchy 😉
THE NOWHERE GIRLS Kick-Ass Girls Rock playlist!
- axemen, by Heavens to Betsy
- Not a Pretty Girl, by Ani Difranco
- Untouchable Face, by Ani Difranco
- Happy and Bleeding, by PJ Harvey
- Sheela-Na-Gig, by PJ Harvey
- Good Things, by Sleater-Kinney
- Dig Me Out, by Sleater-Kinney
- Entire, by The Spinanes
- Rebel Girl, by Bikini Kill
- Fuck and Run, by Liz Phair
- Let’s Talk About Sex, by Salt-N-Pepa
- The Letter, by Kristin Hersh
- Ladykillers, by Lush
- More Rock More Talk, by The Butchies
- So, Goodbye, by The Butchies
- Lt Tour Theme, by Le Tigre
- Hot Topic, by Le Tigre
- Rock Star, by Hole
If you haven’t already, you can read an excerpt of THE NOWHERE GIRLS here.
Yep, it’s available for pre-order here and here and lots of other places.
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DJ Berdine says
“The Nowhere Girls” is such a powerful, emotional, provoking work of literature and I’m lucky I even exist in the same time and place where a novel this exceptional can be read and enjoyed. I cried five times while reading this and I’m truly impressed by the fact that this book was able to capture the diversity of a community affected by rape culture, not just with race and sexual orientation, but also with attitudes toward sex and political and religious leanings. I truly believe anyone reading this will be able to find a character who truly speaks to them, and I truly believe EVERYONE should read this book.
Thank you for everything you’ve accomplished Ms. Reed, and for creating one of the most impactful books I’ve read.