Mr Clements Reads…

Mr Clements – Librarian

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Invisible Women

Caroline Criado Perez

A clear & thoughtful look at the gender data gap – how a lack of knowledge is at the root of continuous, systemic discrimination against women. Full of fascinating studies, ideas, and anecdotes.

The Second Sleep

Robert Harris

Another gripping page-turner from Harris – set in England, 1468, a young priest enters an isolated community to conduct the funeral of his predecessor, who collected artefacts and texts that relate to previous inhabitants of the land… Expect twists and turns!

Girl, Woman, Other

Bernardine Evaristo

Recommended last time, but this also just won the Booker prize (along with Margaret Atwood)! It follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years.

My Sister the Serial Killer

Oyinkan Braithwaite

Long- and shortlisted for all kinds of awards, and for good reason – set in Lagos, Nigeria, this book is funny, gripping, and written in a compulsive, witty style.

Noughts and Crosses

Malorie Blackman

As strikingly relevant now as when it was first released, this book is a gripping look at power, privilege and race, through the lens of the relationship between Sephy and Callum, who society insists cannot be together. The TV adaptation will be on the BBC in 2020.

You Won’t Believe This

Adam Baron

A moving and hilarious mystery about refugees, family, friendship, and school life.

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