November round up! A mix of fiction and non fiction this month.
1) 24 Hours in Ancient China – Dr Yijie Zhuang ~ read this for work and I really rated it as accessible and entertaining history that is broken into bitesize chapters peppered with interesting characters.
2) How to Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran ~ this memoir/top tips/feminist commentary is hilarious, thoughtful and super readable. It was a happy escape from lockdown 2.0 and enthralled me throughout such is Moran’s style and wit.
3) If I Had Your Face – @franceschawrites ~ I have been recommending this to anyone who asks for a new book – it’s totally brilliant. Set in South Korea, this is culturally eye opening while remaining familiar as it follows the stories of four young women who are striving to find their place in the world. A world that is dominated by plastic surgery, an obsession with youth and beauty, but also marriage and tradition.
4. Vox – Christine Dalcher ~ a dystopian novel that dares to imagine a world where woman are restricted to 100 words a day contained by an electric shock bracelet that dishes out zaps for every word over 100. Creepy and surreal, it is oddly conceivable when thinking of some nations in today’s political climate.