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Jane Austen£7.99 £7.43
An incredible novel, beloved by countless generations! Austen's novel demonstrates unconventional periodic gender, class and family dynamics.
Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows£8.99 £8.36
A truly wholesome epistolary novel. A tale of hope, friendship and resilience during difficult times.
Christy Lefteri£8.99 £8.36
Lefteri offers us a rare insight into the hardships and heartbreaking challenges enduring by refugees as they ardently seek a better and safer life.
H. Rider Haggard£6.99 £6.50
A Victorian adventure novel. Problematic at times (a solid 90% of the novel), but exciting and engaging til the bitter end.
F. Scott Fitzgerald£14.99 £13.94
The novel that needs no introduction! The Great Gatbsy is the epitome of opulence, excessive living and good times.
Susan Hill£8.99 £8.36
An eerie commentary on motherhood and 'proper' femininity. If you've seen the 2012 film adaptation starring Daniel Radcliffe, you absolutely must read the novel!
Bram Stoker£6.99 £6.50
Scary scary gothic fiction! The infamous fiction offers thrills and scares, with underlying themes of maternalism and passive, vulnerable female characters.
Ottessa Moshfegh£9.99 £9.29
Perhaps the book on this list most relatable to 2020. The protagonist drugs up and effectively hibernates for a whole year.
Hallie Rubenhold£9.99 £9.29
Hallie Rubenhold gives the five victims of Jack the Ripper a voice (whilst paying little heed to the murder himself).
Mary Shelley£6.99 £6.50
Creepy artificial people, murderous monsters and generally weird relationships. Does Victor Frankenstein play God by creating artificial life, or make the female biological function redundant?
Margaret Atwood£9.99 £9.29
Atwood's novella focuses on Penelope, the abandoned wife of Odysseus. As her husband is off fighting Trojans, she protects herself and her native Ithaca from countless suitors eager to replace her husband.
Khaled Hosseini£9.99 £9.29
A deeply moving and insightful read. Hosseini's novel offers a glimpse into the extreme living conditions under the Taliban.
Neil Gaiman£8.99 £8.36
Fallen stars, raging political battles, bloodthirsty witches and flying cloud ships. Need I say more?
Daniel Defoe£8.99 £8.36
Daniel Defoe's didactic novel. What constitutes a 'proper' and 'ideal' woman?
Etaf Rum£8.99 £8.36
Where does a woman fit into family life? Does she belong in the kitchen and family home as a mother and wife, or does she belong in the wider community?
Angie Cruz£8.99 £8.36
What role can a woman play in developing her family's socioeconomic security and prospects?
Helen Castor£10.99 £10.22
A refreshing change from Henry VIII. Four female rulers that changed history and paved the way for subsequent female rulers.
Louisa May Alcott£14.99 £13.94
A wholesome and beloved childhood classic. How should a woman behave, and what ought to be her path in life?
Thomas Hardy£6.99 £6.50
A thoroughly depressing, but poignant read. Hardy's novel offers an insight into the grim position of poor Victorian women.
Natalie Haynes£8.99 £8.36
Retelling the infamous story of the Trojan War from the female perspective.
Harriet Tyce£8.99 £8.36
Domestic abuse, gaslighting and 'proper' parenting. A troubling but eye opening read.
Lucy Foley£8.99 £8.36
A 21st century murder mystery. A group of friends holiday in rural Scotland for New Year, but one doesn't make it back...
Benjamin Myers£8.99 £8.36
Set in beloved County Durham, The Offing portrays a heart-warming friendship between old and young.
L. M. Montgomery£7.99 £7.43
A beloved childhood classic.
Mark Haddon£8.99 £8.36
A truly exceptional and unusual read. A murder mystery told from the perspective of an autistic narrator.
Bernardine Evaristo£8.99 £8.36
Evaristo's novel is a true representation of the socio-political issues of 2020. Namely, the intersection between race and femininity.
Delia Owens£8.99 £8.36
Simple and rural living is pitted against closed-minded and urban living.
Libby Page£8.99 £8.36
A bit of escapism and a true feel-good fiction.
Charles Dickens£14.99 £13.94
Getting into the festive spirit with a ramble on my blog about Charles Dickens' infamous 'A Christmas Carol.'
Jenny Bayliss£7.99 £7.43
A true feel-good, festive fiction.