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I’ve been reading … literary fiction

I’ve been reading … literary fiction

I’ve been reading … literary fiction

 This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series 2015 Reading Review

Most of these were readĀ 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:

disgrace handmaidstale room womanatpointzerochildrenact boxman persepolis leopard yearofmiracleandgrief


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.

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