Most of these were read for the Gallery Book Club of which I’ve been a member for a few years. I think we had a mixed bag this year, but it was fascinating to put an emphasis on reading those who are not part of the “white British male” canon – which meant lots of works which had been translated out of another language.
Ask me if you want to know if any are particularly worth reading. Here’s the list:
Woman at Point Zero was a harrowing insight into some of the insufferable conditions that some find themselves. The abuse the fictional protagonist suffered was horrific to consider, especially when – though fiction – this clearly represents the plight of many real woman in the world.
I often get more drawn into the plot of books than others in the book club; this book was no exception. For it’s devastating insight into much of the horror of this broken world, I think it was the best of the books I read in this category.