Marie Claire put together this great list of best beach reads (aka stay-inside-and-stop-the-spread-of-COVID reads) for summer 2020 and it includes Afterland along with books by Emily Temple, Brit Bennett, and Leah Konen.

Megan DiTrolio writes:

Who run the world? In Lauren Beukes Afterland, it’s girls. Literally. In a world where a pandemic has taken the lives of men, women are left to try and save the human species. Our protagonist is one of the rare men left, on mission to protect his young, valuable son. Think Handmaids Tale, then reverse it.

Super-adorbs pic of the South African edition of Afterland (ft puppy!) from @raquel.ravenclaw.