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Beartown – Fredrik Backman

****Spoiler Alert****Trigger warning: rape, misogyny, homophobia, abuse. Blurb:People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice… Continue reading Beartown – Fredrik Backman

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The Gilded Ones – Namina Forna

Blurb:Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in Otera, a deeply patriarchal ancient kingdom, where a woman's worth is tied to her purity, and she must bleed to prove it. But when Deka bleeds gold - the colour of impurity, of a demon - she faces a consequence worse than death. She is saved by a mysterious woman who… Continue reading The Gilded Ones – Namina Forna

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Three Daughters – Consuelo Saah Baehr

*** Spoiler Alert ***Trigger warning - the death of a child, domestic abuse, descriptions of miscarriages. Blurb:From the fertile hills of a tiny village near Jerusalem to the elegant townhouses of Georgetown, Three Daughters is a historical saga that chronicles the lives, loves, and secrets of three generations of Palestinian Christian women.Born in rural Palestine,… Continue reading Three Daughters – Consuelo Saah Baehr

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Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayron

Blurb:It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from… Continue reading Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayron

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Dear Ijeawele A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Blurb:How do you raise a child to be a feminist? Here are fifteen compelling, direct and perceptive suggestions to empower a daughter to become a strong, independant woman. Together they start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today. My Thoughts: This book is short but contains… Continue reading Dear Ijeawele A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie