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The Book of Etta by Meg Elison
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really liked it
bookshelves: post-apoc-dystopian, sci-fi, owned-books, listened-on-audio, owned-2019
Read 2 times. Last read March 27, 2019 to April 1, 2019.

Originsl review: Interesting sequel to "The Book of the Unnamed Midwife". This takes place a hundred years after the first book, after the plague that wiped out 90% of women. It was fascinating to see all of the different towns "cultures" that the author envisioned for the isolated communities that survived, and the way that those cultures treated the different genders. This book was filled with gender and sexuality issues, from our gender-fluid/transman Etta/Eddy to exploring polyamory to open and hidden homosexuality. (Somehow none of my reading challenges ask for an adult book with LGBTQ characters; this book would have checked off every box.)

So, I liked it. I think I preferred the first book, but this one gets an extra star for mentioning menstrual cups (honestly, how valuable would one of those be in a post-apocalyptic world?).
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Reading Progress

March 5, 2017 – Started Reading
March 5, 2017 – Shelved
March 6, 2017 –
page 118
37.58%
March 7, 2017 –
page 202
64.33%
March 8, 2017 – Shelved as: post-apoc-dystopian
March 8, 2017 – Finished Reading
June 8, 2017 – Shelved as: sci-fi
June 2, 2018 – Shelved as: owned-books
March 27, 2019 – Started Reading
April 1, 2019 – Shelved as: listened-on-audio
April 1, 2019 – Shelved as: owned-2019
April 1, 2019 – Finished Reading

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