3 SUMMER INSPIRATIONS
Lucy Jago draws us into the rich tapestry of the Jacobean Court in this gripping story of two women trying to better themselves in this unashamedly man’s world.
‘The Keeper of Lost Things’ by Ruth Hogan was voted a ‘feel good novel’ of the year in 2017 and is definitely a timely Missed Opportunity choice for book clubbers right now. This debut novel is a touching, nostalgic and a delightful easy read choice in book clubs. The book we sometimes all need to reach for!
This month, The Reading Den is taking a break from its traditional 3 Bright Ideas and bringing you 3 inspirational summer tonics. You can never go wrong with a classic and the Den has decided to revisit Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, always a firm favourite, especially as there is a new film version expected to be released later this year starring Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott Thomas. Or head to the Deep South with My Sunshine Away, a debut coming of age novel by M. O. Walsh which submerges you into the sweltering heat of the Baton Rouge and this wonderfully tight-knit community. Our third choice has just made the Booker longlist, Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid - a funny, poignant debut novel about parenting, race and class. Reid’s writing has a fresh and insightful quality which exposes these issues with humour and truthfulness.
And we will back in September with our usual 3 Bright Ideas.
Love Anne & Jenny
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