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Jan 20, 2021

Anna and Annie discuss the Costa Book Awards and new releases for 2021 by Sally Rooney, Colson Whitehead and others.

Our book of the week is Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason.  This novel about a woman struggling with her marriage failure and mental health is darkly funny and has been compared with Fleabag.  Annie likens...


Dec 24, 2020

Anna, Annie and Amanda discuss our holiday reading recommendations - beach reads, or cosy winter reads for those in the northern hemisphere.

Our picks:

Ordinary Hazards by Anna Bruno

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Luster by Raven Leilani

The Survivors by Jane Harper

Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

A New Earth by...


Dec 15, 2020

Anna, Annie and Zoe discuss our Best Books of 2020 (we can't believe it's that time of year already!).

Our picks:

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd

The Gifts of Reading inspired by Robert Macfarlane, curated...


Dec 6, 2020

Anna and Annie the Giller Prize winner for Canadian Fiction, How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa.

Our book of the week is The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters. A historical romance set in the 1920s, this has been described as a 'tour de force' (Wall Street Journal) and 'a delicious hothouse of a novel' (USA...


Nov 22, 2020

Anna and Annie discuss the winner of the 2020 Readings Prize for New Fiction, Smart Ovens for Lonely People by Elizabeth Tan.

Our book of the week is Nudibranch by Irenosen Okojie.  This collection of short stories was a Guardian Must Read Book of 2019.  We read the story Grace Jones, which won the 2020 AKO Caine...