Bit belated, but these are the 3 books I read in September 2018, making my total for the year 69. Another month spent working lots and having very little time to read. I loved Fierce Fairytales (5/5*), which was a compilation of Nikita Gill's poetry and prose on various social and political issues such as gender, sexuality, racism, bullying, rape, and numerous other themes. Some of the tales also turned traditional Fairytales around to be fiercely feminist as opposed to the problematic takes we're more familiar with.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus (4/5*) was the first book in the @booksthatmatteruk
subscription box, which I missed out on buying, but I bought the book anyway to read along with everyone else. I'm really fond of her essays, and this story was powerful and moving, and has motivated me to check out her other fiction work.
The Trojan Women is my most recent choice of reading of classic plays and was rather enjoyable too, though I'm more fond of plays such as Lysistrata and Pandora when it comes to focusing on the women in classic Greek tales. There has been a surge recently of books examining or retelling the stories of women in Greek mythology, and in particular retelling the stories as feminist tales (The Silence of the Girls, Chi-Raq, The Penelopiad etc), so I need to read more of these as I've had some for a while but not got round to reading them yet (like most of my book purchases!).