The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood

Atwood can do no wrong as far as I am concerned. No one tackles gender inequality and feminism quite like she does. Atwood makes her point and makes you think while still giving you a story you want to read. The Penelopiad addresses the story of Odysseus/The Odyssey from the point of view of his long-suffering wife, Penelope. I love classic myth and fairytale retellings, and this is no exception. This book is simple and poetic, yet it follows you after you have finished reading it.