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Readers’ Salon – May

For our May Reader’s Salon we had a special theme to celebrate Feminist Book Fortnight, and our lively bunch of readers gathered to discuss spring reads and feminist titles.

From investigative journalism into a medical scandal to reimaginings of mythology by female authors, our readers had some wide-ranging recommendations that were met with great enthusiasm. We hope that the books listed below give you a sense of our bookish chat at the Reader’s Salon, as well as inspiring your own spring reads!

Golden Hare Readers’ Salon Recommendations:

In At the Deep End by Katie Davies

Normal People and Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement by Andi Zeisler

No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Everything Under and Fen by Daisy Johnson

Show Them a Good Time by Nicole FLattery

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Circe by Madeleine Miller

Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society and Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine

Extinctions by Josephine Wilson

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

Boxer Beetle by Ned Beauman

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Birds and Other Stories by Daphne Du Maurier

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy

The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

Little by Edward Carey

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Other Side of Silence by André Brink

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini

The Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience that Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain by Gina Rippon