Day 26: Cracking India

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. Also published as Ice Candy Man, this is a remarkable novel set against the 1947 Partition of India, written by … Continue reading Day 26: Cracking India

Day 25: Soviet Milk

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. Longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019 and shortlisted for the EBRD Literature Prize 2019, this is a literary … Continue reading Day 25: Soviet Milk

Day 24: Bride and Groom

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 picked up this copy of Bride and Groom by Alisa Ganieva (tr. Carol Apollonio) in a bookstore in New … Continue reading Day 24: Bride and Groom

Day 23: So Long a Letter

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. Recommended by a colleague who loved this book, So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ (tr. Modupé Bodé-Thomas) is a … Continue reading Day 23: So Long a Letter

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