Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman

Hurtling back to Earth are Olivia and her twin brother Aidan after their family and crew have been wiped out by a virus. They collide with Nathan who is travelling in the opposite direction facing an equally tragic situation. The book is fast paced and inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello.

Doughnut Economics – Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth

Economics is suppose to predict and prevent crises, which it has failed to do, while the rich keep getting richer in midst of extreme poverty. Kate Raworth, an Oxford academic, has identified seven critical ways in which current economics isn’t working and has a roadmap to get it where it should be, a doughnut shaped one. On the way she unravels the ‘rational economic man’ and tells us what our motivation is.

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The Six Wives Of Henry VIII by Antonio Fraser

Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr famous for being the wives of Henry VIII and the way their lives ended. Their story shows that it wasn’t just the King who had a feisty personality but they too were strong and intelligent despite the limitations that were put on them for being women.

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Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong … and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini

A stirring read in which Angela has detailed and unpacked the journey of women’s struggle to be INCLUDED. Her style of writing has made the complex world of science, research and the interpretation of results accessible. A must read for all women and those embarking on further study – to start developing an understanding of how reliable ‘studies’ are and what impact our ingrained biases have.