Aug 31, 2020
Anna and Annie discuss the 600 books to be released on 3 September and Annie mentions the C word.
Our book of the week is Dominicana by Angie Cruz. Fifteen-year-old Ana is forced into an arranged marriage and leaves the Dominican Republic for New York. A Most Anticipated Book of 2020, this has been short-listed for...
Aug 23, 2020
A special episode: Anna, Annie and Amanda reveal the best books we've read so far in 2020!
Our top 9 are:
Underland, Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie
The Nickel Boys by Colson...
Aug 17, 2020
Anna and Annie discuss the 2020 Booker Prize Longlist and the Caine Prize winner, Nudibranch by Irenosen Okojie.
Our book of the week is The White Girl by Tony Birch. This novel tells the story of Odette and her granddaughter Sissy in outback Australia. Shortlisted for this year's Miles Franklin Award and winner of...
Aug 10, 2020
Anna and Amanda discuss the 2020 Booker Prize Longlist.
Our book of the week is All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky translated by Sandra Smith. This is a beautiful novel set in France during the period from the 1910s to the 1940s. Némirovsky was a best-selling author in her day and we can see why. A...
Aug 3, 2020
Anna and Annie discuss the Miles Franklin Award winner, The Yield by Tara June Winch.
Our book of the week is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, the follow up to her best-selling debut The Mothers. The story of twin sisters, race and passing as white in America, it spans 40 years from the 1950s to the 1990s. It is...