Circe by Madeline Miller

If you’d have told me I’d love a book about the Greek gods I wouldn’t have believed you. Perhaps that’s because its not really about the gods, but about the power of a girl to overcome prejudice and abuse of power against her.  The writing is stunning (her previous book The Song of Achilles won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction), the setting is ancient but the story is modern – how does a woman find her space and place in a world where she isn’t valued.  I took it on a pilates retreat and missed most of my classes because I couldn’t put it down!