Why choose just one? #ThisBook
The #ThisBook campaign launched by Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is a great idea. But quite a difficult one. I struggled for about half an hour before finally being able to decide that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was the book that the most impact one me. I struggled, not for mere lack of choice, but for the sheer abundance of powerful female writers out there.
I decided instead to compile a shortlist arranged in no particular order:
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
Swimming Home – Deborah Levy
The Bloody Chamber – Angela Carter
The Museum of Atheism – Laura Ellen Joyce
Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn
Who would make your shortlist?
Sophie, Editorial Administrator