Becca's Summer Picks
If you liked Song of Achilles, this is a must read second perspective. Written through the eyes of Briseis, the captured woman who serves as the spark-point for Achilles' big tantrum in the Iliad, The Silence of The Girls is the ultimate feminist caveat to the stories we only think that we know.
Read the book that everyone on Twitter is talking about. Manhunt is a gender-plague (but done well) dystopian horror story told from the perspectives of a primarily trans cast of characters, fighting for their lives against the rising menace of a terf takeover.
Veronica Roth's first book for adult readers is an epic look at what happens in the aftermath when a group of teenage heroes save the world. Now twenty-somethings, the five heroes who defeated the dark one are reckoning with the traumas of their past.
There is no better summer read than Gone Girl. Amy and Nick Dunne seemingly have the perfect marriage until Nick arrives home on their fifth wedding anniversary to find Amy missing. Brilliantly written and impossible to put down, this is the beach read thriller to end them all.