Dec 24, 2020
Anna, Annie and Amanda discuss our holiday reading recommendations - beach reads, or cosy winter reads for those in the northern hemisphere.
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!).
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...
Nov 16, 2020
Anna and Annie discuss the Booker Prize 2020 shortlist and give our predictions on the winner.
The shortlisted books are:
The New Wilderness by Diane Cook, This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangaremba, Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi, The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste, Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, and Real Life by Brandon...