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This week we're reading...

The Answers by Catherine Lacey, Sunday Morning Coming Down by Nicci French and a fascinating meditation on monogamy by Ada Calhoun

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The Answers by Catherine Lacey, Sunday Morning Coming Down by Nicci French and a fascinating meditation on monogamy by Ada Calhoun

  • Sam Baker is reading… Sunday Morning Coming Down by Nicci French

    If you have never read Nicci French I have two things to say to you: 1. Stop what you are doing and start right now. 2. Do not start here. Either go back to Blue Monday (the first in the Frieda Klein series of which this is the seventh. (Frieda is a deeply annoying but utterly compelling psychotherapist with a terrifying stalker.) Or try one of the standalone Nicci French novels, like Killing Me Softly. For long time readers, though, I have three words to say to you: Dean is back. (Or is he?)  • BUY Sunday Morning Coming Down on Amazon or pop into your local bookshop. 

  • Louise Stephenson is reading… The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent 

    One of the loveliest and most heart warming books you will ever read. Guylain takes the train everyday to a job he hates, so to pass the time he reads. Out loud. Capturing a vivid audience who then turns into a listening group. Working at a pulping factory he comes across a woman's diary one day. Intrigued, he reads it from cover to cover and instantly falls in love with the writer. But finding her is the most enchanting part of the book. 5 stars. • BUY The Reader on the 6.27 on Amazon or pop into your local bookshop. 

  • Daisy Buchanan is reading… Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give by Ada Calhoun

    This is a fascinating meditation on monogamy, and when we focus so much on beginnings and endings when we talk about relationships, it's refreshing to read a book that focuses on what many of us are familiar with - just trying to make it work. • BUY Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give on Amazon or pop into your local bookshop.

  • Viv Groskop is reading… The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World’s Most Successful Political Idea by Bill Emmott 

    I am going through a period of Trying To Figure Out What The Hell is Going On so I decided I must read this. The author was the editor-in-chief of The Economist between 1993 and 2006. I figure he must have some idea what is happening in this crazy world. This is his explanation of why liberalism has come under attack and why the centre ground seems to have disappeared underneath our feet. It feels like the most important book I have read in a while. Plus, it’s not all depression. He has solutions. In a nutshell: be like Sweden or California. I’ll have some of that. • BUY The Fate of the West  on Amazon or pop into your local bookshop. 

  • Marisa Bate is reading… The Answers by Catherine Lacey

     

    The story centres around Mary, a young woman in New York battling a debilitating mystery illness, that no one can cure, until she comes across a mysterious treatment that instantly alleviates her symptoms. The story centres around Mary, a young woman in New York battling a debilitating mystery illness, that no one can cure, until she comes across a mysterious treatment that instantly alleviates her symptoms.

    Yet the story is secondary to the dazzling ideas. Themes of feminism, celebrity culture, love, identity and family are cleverly, wittily and emotionally explored and make The Answers one the boldest, most brilliant books of the year. 

     • BUY The Answers  on Amazon or pop into your local bookshop. 

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