Our February Favorites

We've put together a list of our favourite stuff for February. So you don't have to. 

 Still from  Fat Girl  directed by Catherine Breillat

Still from Fat Girl directed by Catherine Breillat

Although as a team we span nearly the entire western hemisphere, we at Roundtable still delight in discussing amongst ourselves the various books, albums, movies, and more that better our lives – in both little and big ways – everyday. Check out our curated list of required reading and various artistic leisures. We hope it inspires you as much as it did us. 


salt by nayyirah waheed

"A beautiful self-published collection of poems that helped me find my way to myself, helped me understand that it is ok to be simultaneously at peace and at war with yourself." - Wase, founder and editor-in-chief

 Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of  Why I am No Longer Talking to White People about Race . Photo courtesy of  National Public Radio. 

Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of Why I am No Longer Talking to White People about Race. Photo courtesy of National Public Radio. 

Why I am No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

"I’ve been re-reading some parts just to remind myself that I am not opening myself to the emotional exhaustion that comes with trying to explain simple concepts to people who choose not to understand." - Ayoade, senior editor

The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry

"A really funny and insightful exploration of modern masculinity that I have recommended to every single one of my male friends (and my brothers)(and my dad)(and just random male strangers demonstrating toxic masculinity.)" - Bella, features editor

Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

"This book was written during the '70s, which is when the Women’s Liberation Movement reared its ferocious head in America. Maxine Hong Kingston’s fantastical narrative explores Asian femininity with raw poignance and a fierce expression." - Sarah, online content editor


sovereign nose of (y)our arrogant face by Scallops Hotel -

"When I’m being even more of an extra moody sad girl, I love these poetic slow beats written and produced by a 25-year-old Black man living in Maine." -Sarah, online content editor


Moments EP by JABS

"Sounds like summer love, dreamy, but upbeat enough to make you excited that you’re in your twenties." -Wase

Freudian by Daniel Caesar

"This one of the most beautiful bodies of work I have ever listened to. I feel like I should pepper this statements with some kind of description but I really have no words." -Ayoade

"The musical embodiment of sex." - Sarah

Autumn Leaves by Leslie Odom Jr. (from Tony Bennett Celebrates 90)

"Just a really solid song for staring out of rain-drizzled windows that also makes you want to get up and sway in an old-school jazzy way" - Bella

 Still from  Bonjour Tristesse . Photo courtesy of Huffington Post

Still from Bonjour Tristesse. Photo courtesy of Huffington Post


Bonjour Tristesse, directed by Otto Preminger (based on the French novel by Francoise Sagan) "Reminds me of the summer I never had. It is dreamy, French, and an homage to slow life (something we hardly get these days)"  -Wase

Fat Girl, directed by Catherine Breillat

"Filled with dreamy scenes of a European summer and romance, all the while unfolding a blissfully complicated relationship between two sisters exploring their respective burgeoning sexualities." - Sarah


"The Female Price of Male Pleasure" by Lili Loofbourow, published The Week

An intriguing piece discussing the inherent disadvantages women experience while engaging in heterosexual sex


An erotic Instagram artist with some beautiful imagery

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Sarah Adler