Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden, Michèle A’Court tackle the past month in women, with thanks to our friends at The Women’s Bookshop.
It’s been a big month for young women using their voice. Greta Thunberg admonished leaders at the UN for not doing enough for the dying planet, which annoyed brave old media boys who think teens should just stick to doing the dishes. Closer to home, a young woman within the Labour Party detailed allegations of sexual assault from a party staffer, and shone on a light on what appeared to be a broken system for dealing with survivors. Both made an immeasurable impact.
We walk about all of that, plus also the things we’ve been watching and reading this month – including Unbelievable on Netflix, the Mindy Kaling/Emma Thompson movie Late Night, and this phenomenal piece about sex work. Make sure you head to our Facebook page for a chance to win Gloria’s Voice by Aura Lewis and enjoy their bestseller list for September:
1) The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
2) Moth Hour by Anne Kennedy
3) No One is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
4) The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
5) On Earth We’re Briefly Georgeous by Ocean Vuong
6) Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
7) Happiness by Aminatta Forna
8) The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k by Mark Manson
9) Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck
10) Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
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