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...
Nov 9, 2022
Anna and Annie discuss the Readings Prize winner, Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica Au.
Our book of the week is Real Bad Things by Kelly J. Ford. Set around the Arkansas River, this is a suspense thriller about Jane, who returns to her home town to face up to a murder that was committed years before. Described as...
Nov 2, 2022
Anna and Annie discuss the Booker Prize winner, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka.