Day 21: Raising My Voice

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. Co-written with Derrick O’Keefe, this memoir by Malalai Joya is the youngest woman to serve as MP in Afghanistan, and … Continue reading Day 21: Raising My Voice

Day 20: Arturo’s Island

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. This is a new translation of Arturo's Island by Elsa Morante (tr. Ann Goldstein)  - a spectacular novel from Italy  … Continue reading Day 20: Arturo’s Island

Day 19: The Country Where No One Ever Dies

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. From Albania, The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorpsi (tr. Robert Elsie & Janice Mathie-Heck) is a … Continue reading Day 19: The Country Where No One Ever Dies

Day 18: Purple Hibiscus

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. I read Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in April 2018 and found it an incredible novel about the emotional … Continue reading Day 18: Purple Hibiscus

Day 17: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. This collection of Greta Thunberg's speeches, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, was the book I selected … Continue reading Day 17: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Day 15: Crimson

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. For me, Crimson by Niviaq Korneliussen (tr. Anna Halager) was a challenging but interesting read. The author first wrote the … Continue reading Day 15: Crimson

Day 13: Paradise of the Blind

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. I found Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong (tr. Phan Huy Duong & Nina McPherson) such a compelling … Continue reading Day 13: Paradise of the Blind

Day 12: The Wind That Lays Waste

Across the first month of 2020, Sophie Baggott is sharing her thirty favourite books by women from across the world. Find out more about her project to read women writers from every country worldwide here. Having visited Argentina for a few weeks in 2019, I fell head over heels for everything about the country's culture … Continue reading Day 12: The Wind That Lays Waste