Books I read at the end of 2017

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Around May 2017, I realised I’d only read books written by women. I looked at the bookshelves at home and noticed that the majority (probably 90%) of the books there had been written by men. So I made a mid-year resolution to only read books written by women for the rest of the year. It wasn’t hard and once I started opening my eyes to book recommendations, they seemed to be everywhere: Twitter, Instagram, in the office. Every single one of the books below is a great read. Some are feminist texts, some describe with the most accuracy I have ever read how it feels to be a young woman, some relay harrowing (real life and fiction) tales of how women are treated by men… The latter seems to have been a theme in 2017. If you only read two books from this list (although I would 100% recommend them all) I would suggest Hope in the Dark and The Rise, The Fall… This is the full list from the last quarter of the year’s reading…

The Rise, The Fall and The Rise by Brix Smith Start

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Browne

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud by Anne Helen Peterson

Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

Asking for It by Louise O’Neill

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Too Much and Not the Mood by Durga Chew-Bose

The Millstone by Margaret Drabble.

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