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Books recommendations - women / GC authors

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CookieMumsters · 30/11/2021 21:37

Can anyone recommend some good books by women, or gender critical authors?

Not necessarily looking for books about feminism, but any genre. I generally like easy reads / happy stories, and don't like too much waffle.

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Hoping4second · 30/11/2021 22:30

The end of the world is flat by Simon Edge is a hoot.

CookieMumsters · 01/12/2021 08:13

Thanks @Hoping4second It looks good.

I also found Ben Elton recommended when I googled Simon Edge, can anyone recommend?

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Malahaha · 07/01/2022 10:25

I second this recommendation! It's a brilliant satire about the trans infiltration of society. I saw it recommended by many of my GC friends on FB and so I read it.

Using the all-too-obvious analogy of flat-earthism (globularism), the story is about how a ludicrous, reality-defying concept can infiltrate society.

It's got everything: the banning of words ("global"), the cancellation of "globularists", Twitter campaigns to capture millennials, institutions and companies being awarded badges for compliance, and a billionaire puppetmaster behind it all.

The book is dedicated to five women: "For Allison, Gillian, Julie, Marion, Maya and Rachel. Heretical globularists all"

I know who they all are except Gillian, though a famous GC Gillian is on the tip of my tongue.

Malahaha · 07/01/2022 10:27

I should have mentioned the title once again: The Edge of the World is Flat, by Simon Edge.

Here is the Goodreads page with a few reviews.

TheNumberfaker · 07/01/2022 18:43

If you need any children’s books, Onjali Raúf has just received an MBE for services to literature and women’s rights.

DaisiesandButtercups · 08/01/2022 10:10

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Jane Harris

Hadley Freedom

Christina Dalcher

Thelnebriati · 08/01/2022 18:11

Ben Elton is highly recommended, his stories are very well written, funny, and dont seem to age like some fiction does; but they don't fit the easy reads / happy stories requirement. I can't really think of any feminist books that do.

DaisiesandButtercups · 08/01/2022 18:49

The Gillian mentioned in the dedication is probably Gillian Philip- children’s author. She was cancelled for heresy.

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