Friday Book Debrief Vol 09

By The Book Slut

Friday Book Debrief Vol 09

By The Book Slut

Every week we’re sharing what our some of our writers are currently reading. Please join in the chorus and tell us what you’ve been enjoying or slogging through in the comments!

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What I Loved: The International Bestseller

Siri Hustvedt


This book came to be in my possession as I saw rave reviews on Instagram. Nothing has been grabbing me lately but it’s safe to say after only 46 pages, I am positively intrigued. - Courtney

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir



An easy-read memoir of a life in Silicon Valley, from the outsider perspective of a woman who made the leap from publishing to tech. Her own story is used to deliver biting, smart insights on everything from surveillance and data to labour and capitalism, as well as a series of anecdotes that make you think twice about your devices and networks, and every tap, swipe, and click. - Jessica

Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story

Jacob Tobia


Jacob is a wonderful storyteller. I’m having a hard time putting down the audiobook when I have to do other things because I’d much rather spend more time feeling nostalgic for the ‘90s and befriending Jacob’s younger self. - Mel

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

Jung Chang

£10.99 £10.44

his year I decided to travel the world through books and my first destination is China. I am getting to know the story of three women from different generations in 20th century China and it's been a fascinating and touching history class. - Alexandra Mendes

In the Dream House: Winner of The Rathbones Folio Prize 2021

Carmen Maria Machado

£10.99 £10.44

I’m listening to the audiobook and am utterly wowed. Machado is a wonderful narrator—the book’s structure, use of metaphor, and the story of her life has me floored. I’ve just placed my order for the hard copy! - Marian

White Tears Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Colour

Ruby Hamad


I saw this author speak powerfully at an event in Melbourne in 2019; she'll be coming to my hometown to share at Adelaide Writers' Week in about a month so I thought it was about time I read her book! Spawned by an article the author wrote for the Guardian, this is a well-researched, insightful work about intersections of race, gender, and power. -Cat

Girl, Woman, Other: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

Bernardine Evaristo

£9.99 £9.49

Finally picking up the Booker Prize winner and I’m delighted in the structure and prose (no periods… no endings perhaps?) and the warm observations of a feminist mother, Amma, and her daughter Yazz. - Jessica

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