PopSugar threw up a list of 35 must-read books by women for 2020 and Afterland is number 1. I love how they really got the heart of the book, which is all about the family relationships. Here’s what they had to say:

Given the eerily prescient plot of Lauren Beukes’s Afterland, some readers may be put off by the idea of delving into a novel about a pandemic. But that would be mistake since the novel in question promises to combine pop culture references with the unerring love of a mother protecting her son. Set in the aftermath of a pandemic that decimated the male population, Cole is on the run with her 12-year-old son — one of the last males on the planet, making him prime for exploitation by a number of groups with their own agendas.