Read Women 2011

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus – the best book you read by an author is always the first. Americanah might be classed as her best by literary type, by this will always be my favourite

Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle

Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

Angela Bourkes’ The Burning of Bridget Cleary


Leila Abdoulela’s Lyrics Alley

Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale

Sapphire’s Push

Kris Radish’s The Elegant Gathering of Snows

Andrea Levy’s The Long Song

Barbara Kingsolver’s Poisonwood Bible

Andrea Levy’s Small Island

Peggy Orenstein’s Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture