May - The English Patient, Dirty Great Love Story
June - The Monk, Butter
July - The Handmaids Tale, The Muse
August - Station 11, Chocolat, The Power, Tipping the Velvet
September - The Girl on the Train, Blackberry Wine, The Red Tent
October - Hag-seed, The Woman in Black and other stories
November - New Boy
December - Northanger Abbey, Persuasion
Book of the Year May 2017- April 2018 is The Power
Penguin 2017 Kindle
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I read this for a feminist book club at work. But it was also recommended to me by several people. The idea is that one day women discover a power with in them, similar to the electricity of an electric eel. And what they do with that power is explored.
What I found brilliant about this book is that EVERY element of society is explored and with the idea that women hold power rather than men. There is an interesting exploration of sexual power being used for rape or between consenting partners.politics and newly forming nations, rioting and the media. It's incredible.
For anyone who thinks it's too scifi for them, it doesn't feel like science fiction at all. It's a tiny concept. Women have a physical power that they did not have before and everything changes. The world is the same and there it nothing else to suspend your imagination over.
It was an incredible way to get the reader thinking about the structure of society and the arguments that people have regarding the hierarchy of the genders.