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
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
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...
Nov 27, 2022
Anna and Amanda discuss the National Book Award winner for fiction, The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty.
Our book of the week is The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell, the follow-up novel to her hugely successful Hamnet. It's set in the Italian Renaissance and follows Lucrezia de'Medici and her marriage aged 15 to the...
Nov 20, 2022
Anna and Annie discuss the court blocking the acquisition by Penguin Random House of Simon & Schuster.
Our book of the week is The Trees by Percival Everett. This novel set in Money, Mississippi starts with a brutal murder which detectives Ed and Jim struggle to solve. Satirical with absurdist elements and...