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#Read It and Tweet: August 2013


Ask yourself, how many really good books have you read in the last year? We don’t mean kinda-liked-it good, but brilliant-can’t-stop-thinking-about-it good. Exactly! And with so-called 'chick-lit' sales down 10% in the last year, it seems female authors are no longer being taken seriously.

We reckon that’s unfair – because so many brilliant novels are written by women. In our #readitandtweet campaign, we want you to seek a world outside books with pink covers...

So in our #readitandtweet guide to fab books written by women, Company staffers, and some other familiar faces, share the novels they've loved.

Even better, all of these books are available on the iBookstore too! Tweet @companymagazine your own recommendations using #readitandtweet and join our mission to let the world know about the amazing world of female fiction – it’s chick lit, but not as you know it!

The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

Singer Lissie: "I love this book because the main character, five-year old Ayla, is so strong and self-sufficient. She learns to work with nature and how to live harmoniously with animals. It’s inspiring."

Buy The Clan of the Cave Bear on Amazon

Precious Thing by Colette McBeth

BFFs Rachel and Clara were inseparable at school but, over the years, they have grown apart and lead very different lives – Rachel has a high-flying career while Clara’s in a depressed mess. Then when Clara goes missing, the truth behind their friendship begins to unravel…Gripping.

Buy Precious Thing on Amazon 

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

When eccentric ex-architect Bernadette goes AWOL before the family hols to Antarctica, her 15-year-old daughter, Bee, goes all Sherlock and weaves through her mum’s emails for some answers – and a secret past. Surprisingly, I found myself seriously LOLing too. No wonder it’s being turned into a movie!

Buy Where'd You Go, Bernadette on Amazon

Yohnahlossee Riding Camp For Girls by Anton DiSclafani

Set in post-depression America, in 1930, teen Thea has been exiled by her wealthy family to boarding school following a family scandal (she’s like Gossip Girl’s Serena but in the olden days). After a steamy affair with an older man, she begins to learn what it is to become woman.

Buy Yohnahlossee Riding Camp For Girls on Amazon

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Buy Eat Pray Love on Amazon 

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Buy Me Before You on Amazon 

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Buy Life After Life on Amazon

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Buy Delirium on Amazon

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