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Jan 24, 2023

Anna and Annie discuss the man arrested for stealing manuscripts and whether new AI technology ChatGPT can write novels

Our book of the week is Trespasses by Louise Kennedy. Set in 1970s Belfast during the Troubles, it tells the story of a young Catholic woman and her affair with a married Protestant man. Described...

Jan 2, 2023

Anna and Annie discuss Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf and Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka in our Keep or Cull segment.

Our book of the week is The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov translated by Michael Glenny. We have been meaning to read this Russian classic for ages.  A surreal, absurdist satire,...

Dec 16, 2022

Anna, Annie and Amanda discuss our best books of 2022.

Our favourite reads were:

The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

Border by Kapka Kassabova

Devotion by Hannah Kent

Love Marriage by Monica Ali

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

The Hummingbird by Sandro Veronesi translated by Elena Pala

The Guest...

Dec 12, 2022

Anna and Annie discuss how BookTok is helping young people discover a passion for reading.

Our holiday reading recommendations are:

Willowman by Inge Simpson

The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn

Better the Blood by Michael Bennett

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margo...

Dec 1, 2022

Anna and Amanda discuss book shopping on TikTok

Our book of the week is Crossroads by award-winning author Jonathan Franzen.  This is a family drama set in 1971 American suburbia and is the first in a trilogy.  It was an instant New York Times best-seller, a Guardian Best Fiction Book of 2021 and has been described...