This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:
It’s a Spring Cleaning Freebie
(for example, books you’re planning to get rid of for whatever reason, book’s you’d like to clean off your TBR by either reading them or deciding you’re not interested, books that feel fresh and clean to you after winter is over, etc.)
How about books about cleaners/domestic workers? This list is a mix of fiction and non-fiction, but decidedly not about self-improvement.
The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein (nonfiction)
A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin (short stories – Berlin herself was a cleaning woman for a time)
Vacuum in the Dark by Jen Beagin
My Cleaner by Maggie Gee
Upstairs Downstairs by John Hawkesworth
Like One of the Family: Conversations from a Domestic’s Life by Alice Childress
Mary Reilly – Valerie Martin
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.
I adore this list.
I didn’t know there were so many books about housekeepers and domestic cleaners. I have read Maid and thought it was well done. Now to check out the rest.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-about-fresh-starts/
Thank you! It was fun learning about the different cleaner-related titles.
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