Alex: The Stone Sky by NK Jemisin
Currently nominated for a Hugo, and highly recommended!
Rachael: The Un-Discovered Islands by Mallachy Talack
As the title suggests, the book is a journey through twenty-four islands that were once believed to be real and are no longer on the map.
Jess: Inferior: How Science got Women Wrong and the New Research that is Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini
It is making me go ‘aaargh’ a lot, but it’s very readable and I’m learning a lot.
Jasmine: The Journal of Urgent Writing 2017 by Simon Wilson
I felt compelled to buy it at Writers & Readers after attending the ‘Tikanga Now’ panel discussion. They were speaking about the need for Pākehā to understand and embrace Tikanga Māori – something I feel very strongly about.
Hannah: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
I’d recommend this book to people who enjoy seeing stories from multiple perspectives as the chapters switch between the points of view of two characters.
Emily: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The prose, the plot, Death as a character – and it’s all so beautifully executed.
Allie: He’s so MASC by Chris Tse
Because why not?
If you love poetry you’ll love this! Chris Tse is astonishing in his writing and I absolutely adore this book.
Rebecca: The Choice by Edith Ever
This is a memoir of Edith Ever’s experiences in Auschwitz and her life afterwards as a psychologist helping people overcome trauma.