From Mary Beard’s commentary on the evolution of the female voice in Women & Power to the hilariously enchanting life lessons of Dolly Alderton, each book we’ve chosen this month is about the importance of reflection and carving out new beginnings.
by Mary Beard
From Greek antiquity to modern day politics, acclaimed classicist Mary Beard explores the need to redefine contemporary power structures to make way for women.
“You cannot easily fit women into a structure that is already coded as male; you have to change the structure.”
by Laline Paull
Follow worker bee Flora 717 through the hive as she discovers her higher purpose in this thrilling tale of survival.
“You have wings and courage and a brain. Do not annoy me by asking permission."
by Dolly Alderton
A collection of hilarious personal stories and satirical observations on one of life’s hardest lessons: love.
“Nearly everything I know about love, I’ve learnt in my female friendships”
by Gail Honeyman
After a simple act of kindness makes her rethink life, Eleanor Oliphant must learn to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted.
“If someone asks you how you are, you are meant to say FINE. You are not meant to say that you cried yourself to sleep last night because you hadn't spoken to another person for two consecutive days.”