The Guardian’s Book That Made Me with Oyinkan Braithwaite

The Women’s prize-nominated author on laughing at Eleanor Oliphant and feeling guilty about not reading Les Misérable

The book I am currently reading
I just started The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker. I am curious about all the books on the Women’s prize longlist and shortlist and so far, so good. It is fascinating to see Achilles as something other than a tragic hero.

The book I gave as a gift
Stay with Me by Ayòbámi Adébáyò. It is a tale that stays with you (pun intended) and I have found that the women I have given it to thus far seem to love it (interestingly, I have not given it to any men yet).

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